Military Science - Green to Gold

Green to Gold

The Green To Gold Program has 3 Options Available

Green to Gold Information: Come meet a member of our cadre and discuss the Green to Gold Program every second Tuesday of the month from 1100 -1300 at the Truman Education Center on Fort Sill.

1. NON-SCHOLARSHIP OPTION- The Green to Gold Two-Year Non-Scholarship Option Program is available to Soldiers who have completed two years of college, and who can complete their college degree requirements in two years. This option also allows for participation in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves in the Simultaneous Membership Program. Soldier is discharged from the Army under Chapter 16-2 to attend school full time. This option is not competitive -- all soldiers that meet eligibility criteria are accepted.  Application is submitted to and reviewed by the ROTC department of the college you wish to attend.  

2. SCHOLARSHIP OPTION­- Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years. Must be a High School Graduate or equivalent. Soldier is discharged from the Army under Chapter 16-2 to attend school full time for 2, 3, or 4 years.

3. ACTIVE DUTY OPTION- The Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program is a two-year program which provides eligible, Active Duty enlisted Soldiers an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree or obtain a 2-Year Masters Degree and be commissioned as an Army officer upon receiving the appropriate degree. Applicants submit a packet to Cadet Command NLT 1 FEB. Results are announced in June. Cameron University has had more Active Duty Option winners than any other college in America.

The Green to Gold (GTG) Program identifies enlisted soldiers with officer potential.  It assists them in transitioning from active duty to attend college and gain both a degree (baccalaureate or masters) and an officer’s commission.  There are Scholarship, Non-Scholarship, and Active Duty Options.

Soldiers that qualify for the GTG Program (except for those accepted for the Active Duty Option) are discharged prior to the end of their current enlistment under provisions of AR 635-200, Chapter 16-2c. At the time of discharge the soldier is contracted as a cadet in the Army ROTC program.  Active Duty Option soldiers are assigned for administrative purposes to the Student Detachment at Ft. Jackson and continue to receive their current pay and allowances while going to school full-time.

GTG programs do not conflict with veteran’s education benefits earned while on active duty.  Cadets may use the G.I. Bill , PELL Grants, and other financial benefits while participating in the ROTC program.

APFT 60/60/60 Minimum.  No Alternate Events Authorized. No Permanent Profiles.
DEPENDENTS No More Than 3 Including Spouse.  No Single Parent.  Dual Military Requires Waiver.
TIME IN SERVICE 2-10 Years (waiver possible)

AGE (at time of graduation) Under 31 (waiver possible) Under 31 (no waivers) Under 31 (no waivers) Under 31 (no waivers) Under 35 (waiver possible)
ACT/SAT N/A 19/920 N/A N/A N/A
COLLEGE CREDIT 60 credits 0 credits 27-30 credits 54-60 credits 60 credits
GPA 2.5 College 2.5 High School 2.5 College 2.5 College 2.5 College
APPLICATION WINDOW Rolling 8 August - 1 February 8 AUG - 1 FEB

MONTHLY STIPEND $420.00  $420.00 $420.00 $420.00 Active Duty Pay, Allowances, and Benefits at Current Grade
SMP* Up to 100% of Tuition and Fees Paid SMP Not Authorized For Scholarship Benefits
BOOKS/ SUPPLIES N/A $1200/Year $1200/Year $1200/Year
ROOM & BOARD Limited Number of Room and/or Board Wavers Available VHA + BAS

*Non-Scholarship cadets may serve in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). They receive drill pay (E-5 or current enlisted rank, if higher) plus  MGIB as well as USAR or NG tuition assistance. Students enrolled in the Simultaneous Membership Program are afforded the opportunity to gain valuable experience as Officer Trainees in an Army Reserve or National Guard unit. You will be placed in charge of an actual Army unit under the close supervision of an Army Officer. Establishing organizational objectives and training priorities are only a small part of what will be expected of you as an Officer Trainee. SMP cadets learn first hand what kind of leadership works and what kind doesn't. They will get an understanding of small group dynamics in a manner unparalleled during their college careers. The Simultaneous Membership Program is only available to students who have completed Army Basic Training or equivalent training from one of our sister services.  Financial assistance maybe available as well as tax free stipends and kickers.   All cadets and SMP participants are non-deployable.

Cameron University ROTC is the partner battalion for Fort Sill and is responsible for assisting soldiers with Green To Gold regardless of where they choose to attend college. Eligible Soldiers may attend college at Cameron University or choose to attend one of the other 270 colleges and universities that have Army ROTC programs.

To get more information call the ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer, at (580) 581-2344 or stop by Burch Hall, Room 110, M-F 8-5 p.m.

National Guard

Army Reserves