What is Green to Gold?

The Army Green to Gold (G2G) Program is designed to offer Active Army Enlisted Soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn a commission as Army Officers.


Begin an Application

To start an application for the Green to Gold Program, please click on the G2G Access Portal button located within the side banner of this page. Once you are on the G2G Access Portal there will be a Register Now link for your utilization.

This program offers enlisted Soldiers several unique ways to earn a baccalaureate or graduate degree:

  • Green to Gold Scholarship Option — For Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college while receiving full tuition or room and board (capped), flat rate book payment and a monthly stipend.
  • Green to Gold Active-Duty Option — For Soldiers who want to remain on Active Duty and attend college.
  • Green to Gold Division Commander’s Hip Pocket Scholarship Program — provides selected Soldiers the opportunity to
    complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC Scholarship program.
  • Green to Gold Non-Scholarship — For Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college while receiving a monthly stipend.

Green To Gold Active-Duty Option

The Green to Gold Active-Duty Option is a two-year program that provides eligible, Active Army enlisted Soldiers an opportunity to complete their first baccalaureate degree or first graduate degree and earn a commission as an Army Officer.

Benefits
  • Soldiers selected to participate in this program will continue to receive their current pay and allowances while in the program (up to a maximum of 21 consecutive months).
  • If qualified, Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits.
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill.
  • Normal PCS entitlements.

Current law (10 USC 2106(c)) does not allow any of his/her accrued time period as a Cadet participant in the SROTC towards RA 20–year retirement eligibility/benefits and/or RC retirement eligibility points. In addition, G2G ADO Soldiers must agree that as ROTC participants, they are not members of the Selected Reserve. Consequently, once a G2G ADO Soldier is commissioned, the time spent in the Advanced Course phase of SROTC (MSL III and MSL IV instruction) will not be included, for any purpose, in service computations made after the Soldier accepts an appointment (for example, it may not be used to compute either time in service for pay purposes, or in computing years of service for retirement)

To assist you in the application process you can use the Green to Gold ADO Information Booklet. The booklet contains valuable information about the program and can help you submit your application.


Green To Gold Scholarship

The Green to Gold Scholarship Option provides eligible, Active Duty enlisted Soldiers an opportunity to complete their first baccalaureate degree or first graduate degree and earn a commission as an Army Officer.

  • Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years.
  • Soldiers with two years of college remaining to complete their degree are considered for two-year scholarships.
  • Soldiers with three years of college remaining to complete their degree are considered for three-year scholarships.
  • Soldiers without college credit who require four years to complete their degree are considered for four-year scholarships.
Benefits
  • Tuition or room and board support.
  • Additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment.
  • A monthly stipend of $420 for up to 10 months each school year.
  • Pay for attending the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) (formally Leader Development & Assessment Course LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college.
  • Additionally, many colleges and universities offer incentives to scholarship winners. The Professor of Military Science (PMS) at your college of choice can provide further information on what is available at the school.

To assist you in the application process you can use the Green to Gold Scholarship/Hip-Pocket Information Booklet. The booklet contains valuable information about the program and can help you submit your application.


Division Commander’s 2,3 or 4 Year Hip Pocket Scholarships

The Army ROTC Green to Gold Division Commander’s Hip Pocket Scholarship Program provides selected Soldiers the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC Scholarship program. Each year, division commanders may nominate deserving Soldiers for two, three, and four-year Green to Gold scholarships. Units are encouraged to nominate Soldiers that have exhibited the potential for further outstanding service to the United States and the Army as Commissioned Officers. Interested Soldiers are encouraged to follow-up with their chain of command.

Benefits
  • Tuition or room and board support.
  • Additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment.
  • A monthly stipend of $420 for up to 10 months each school year.
  • Pay for attending the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) (formally Leader Development & Assessment Course LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college.
  • Additionally, many colleges and universities offer incentives to scholarship winners. The Professor of Military Science (PMS) at your college of choice can provide further information on what is available at the school.

To assist you in the application process you can use the Green to Gold Scholarship/Hip-Pocket Information Booklet. The booklet contains valuable information about the program and can help you submit your application.


Green To Gold Non-Scholarship Option

The Green to Gold Non-Scholarship Option is for Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college while receiving a monthly stipend. This option is a locally managed option. Soldiers are advised to contact the Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) at their school of intent for additional information regarding the Green to Gold Option.


Additional Benefits

  • Leadership training
  • Responsibility and Practical Experience

Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen (non-waiverable)
  • GT score of 110 or greater (non-waiverable).
  • Age for Scholarship/Hip-Pocket applicants – you must be under 31 years of age on 31 December of the year you complete all requirements for a commission. You must have acquired your bachelor’s degree by this time. This is a statutory requirement and there are no waivers authorized for Scholarship/Hip-Pocket applicants.
  • Age for ADO applicants – ADO applicants can request an Age Waiver if selected by the board for Phase 2 of the process.
  • Cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence crime.
  • You must have served a minimum of two-years Active Duty as well as three months of Active Duty for every one month of specialized training (a waiver can be requested).
  • Pass the ACFT within the last six months (no alternate events allowed).
  • Cumulative High School or College GPA of 2.5.
  • Letter of Acceptance to School of Choice offering Army ROTC.
  • Letter of Acceptance from the PMS of that Army ROTC Battalion.
  • Favorable National Agency Check.
  • DODMERB Medical Qualification.
  • No more than three dependents including spouse (waiverable).
  • Four-year applicants must have taken the ACT or SAT.
ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE GREEN TO GOLD PROGRAM MANAGER AT:
usarmy.knox.usacc.mbx.train2lead@army.mil
For Login issues:

We have received your email and understand you cannot create a Green to Gold account or cannot log into your current account due to password problems.

To assist you in resolving this issue you will need to open a help desk trouble ticket with the Human Resource Command help desk. Their contact information is below.

usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.it-help-desk@army.mil

You may reach them by phone at:

(502) 613-7777 or 1-877-272-1330

When you contact them, please ensure they know you are a Green to Gold applicant who is unable to create a GoArmy login account or reset your GoArmy password and let them know your ticket needs to be routed to this team. You will need to provide your first and last name, your email address and to specify the issue you are having.

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Please ensure you maintain the trouble ticket number you are assigned for tracking purposes.

Resources/FAQs:

Contacts:

HHD CMD/1SG
(502) 624-1211, 5660
G2G ADO S-1
usarmy.knox.usacc.mbx.green-to-gold-ado-admin@army.mil
Help Desk (G6)
(866) 738-3222
Ft Knox CID
(502) 624-7447, 7455
usarmy.knox.usacidc.list.cid-32-det@army.mil

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