Green to Gold Program

The Army Green to Gold Program provides Enlisted Soldiers an opportunity to pursue a commission as an Army Officers. Soldiers can work toward either a baccalaureate or graduate degree while participating in the ROTC leadership program. Green to Gold options are:

  • Green to Gold Scholarship Option – Selected Soldiers will leave active-duty status to attend college. This can be a two, three, or four-year program. The Army will provide full tuition and fees or room and board (capped at $10,000), $600 per semester for books, and a monthly stipend ($420).
  • Green to Gold Active Duty Option – Selected Soldiers will remain on Active Duty and be reassigned to the university location. The soldier must be able to complete their degree requirements in two years.  Soldiers will retain their current pay and allowances while completing their last two years of school. The Soldier is responsible for paying for the cost of attending school (tuition, fees, & books); most Soldiers elect to use their GI benefits to cover the cost of school.
  • Green to Gold Non-Scholarship Option – Qualified Soldiers will leave active-duty status to attend college. The soldier must be able to complete their degree requirements in two years. The Army will provide a monthly stipend ($420). All expenses are the Soldiers responsibility; most Soldiers elect to use their Post 9/11 GI benefits to cover the cost of school and provide a living allowance.

Learn More

The Campbell University Recruiting Officer (James Salanitro) provides weekly information briefs virtually and in person; Virtual briefs are Thursdays at 10:00am… request the web link for the briefing by emailing jsalanitro@campbell.edu; In person briefings are held at the Fort Liberty Education Center, wing F on Tuesdays at 1000 hrs.

Additional Information

  • Information Sheet: Includes eligibility requirements.
  • Green to Gold Checklist: Documents required to submit an application for the Scholarship and Active Duty Options.
  • Green to Gold Non-Scholarship Checklist: Documents required to validate eligibility for the Non-Scholarship Option.  There is no centralized board for this option.  It is a local process completed between the Campbell University Recruiting Officer (Fort Liberty Green to Gold Representative) and your local commander.
  • CC form 174R: Current version is dated May 2022
  • CC form 104-1-R (Academic Summary):  Current version is dated May 2022
  • CC form 228 (Financial Statement)
  • Affidavit format

Medical Examination Process: Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB)

  • Active Duty Option (ADO) & scholarship applicants:
    • Scheduling your DODMERB examination: Once a Soldier’s application has advanced to “Board Ready” status his/her name will be forwarded from US Army Cadet Command to DODMERB.  DODMERB will then email the Soldier contact information of a contracted medical facility and will assist the Soldier in scheduling of the physical examination.  It is the Soldier’s responsibility to follow the guidance given by DODMERB to complete all required physical processing requirements.
  • Non-Scholarship applicants:
    • Active Duty Soldiers can complete the examination by visiting their local military physician; follow these detailed instructions on completing each form. Once it is completed the soldier must give the examination to the local ROTC representative (physical must be approved by DODMERB prior to acceptance and discharge).
    • Should be completed by a military physician (must be signed by an Army Doctor)
    • Required forms found at: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Directives/forms/dd2500_2999/
      • DD Form 2807-2, Accessions Medical History Report, 10 October 2018.
      • DD Form 2808, Report of Medical Examination, 15 July 2019

Waiver Matrix

The Waiver Matrix provides a list of supporting documents which MUST be submitted with the waiver request.

View Waiver Matrix

Routing formats for waivers.  Note: Waivers must be downloaded to your desktop to complete.

The following DA 4187 examples provide details for filling out the front and back pages based on which headquarters is the approving authority:

Additional information can be found in the Cadet Command Green to Gold Information Booklet.

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