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About Green To Gold Program

The Green to Gold Program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who want to earn a commission as an Army officer. Quality enlisted soldiers with leadership potential, who have served at least two years on active duty, are allowed to voluntary request discharge from active duty to enroll in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

The Green to Gold Program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who want to earn a commission as an Army officer. Quality enlisted soldiers with leadership potential, who have served at least two years on active duty, are allowed to voluntary request discharge from active duty to enroll in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

Enlisted soldiers who meet the prerequisites can either apply for a 2, 3, or 4-year scholarship or can participate in the Green to Gold Program (without applying for or earning a scholarship). Soldiers who participate in this program are discharged from active duty under the provisions of Chapter 16-2, Army Regulation 635-200. Cadets who entered the ROTC through the Green to Gold program, whether under a scholarship or not, may use their Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits and receive a tax-free stipend.

Local Army ROTC cadre give periodic briefings on the Green to Gold Program at Army installations. You may also receive information at the ROTC detachment on a walk-in basis. Basic qualifications for Green to Gold are as follows (some waivers are possible):

  • Have served on active duty for two years.
  • Attain a general technical (GT) score of 110 or higher.
  • Recommended by your company commander and the first field grade officer in the chain-of-command.
  • Have neither UCMJ, civil convictions, nor have any such actions pending.
  • Have no more than three dependents and are not a single parent.
  • Pass a physical examination in accordance with (IAW) AR 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness.
  • Meet height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9, Army Weight Control Program.
  • Pass the Army physical fitness test (APFT) with a minimum of 60 points in each event.
  • Eligible to reenlist.
  • Accepted for admission by a college or university that offers ROTC.
  • Receive a Letter of Acceptance into the ROTC program from the Professor of Military Science (PMS) at the institution you will attend.

Scholarship requirements for the Green to Gold Program are the following (no waivers):

  • Complete your degree and Military Science requirements by your 25th birthday as of 30 June of the year you're commissioned. You can add one year to the 25 year limit for each year of active duty up to four years (i.e. maximum age for a scholarship is 29 regardless of time on active duty).
  • Have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on all college work completed.
  • Have a minimum American College Test (ACT) assessment score of 19 or Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score of 920 for a 3 and 4 year scholarship.

To participate in the Green to Gold Program without a scholarship you must be accepted as an academic junior and have an approved academic worksheet (Cadet Command Form 104-R) that shows you will complete the program in two years.

You may enroll in Army ROTC the same time you enroll in college. Army ROTC is available at more than 800 colleges and universities. For more information visit your nearest ROTC representative or the Army ROTC website at www.armyrotc.com.