Presentation on theme: "Fort Campbell’s Green-to-Gold Representative"— Presentation transcript:
1 Fort Campbell’s Green-to-Gold Representative ARMY ROTCFort Campbell’s Green-to-Gold Representative
2 PurposeTo provide an overview of Army ROTC’s Green-to-Gold Program and allow you to make a better informed decision
3 What is Green-to-GoldThe Green-to-Gold program is a Cadet Command Program designed to provide exceptional enlisted Soldiers an opportunity to become Army officers by completing a college degree.It is an opportunity provided by the US Army and a privilege bestowed upon you by your chain of command; it is not a right.
4 Schools & InformationAll information is located at
5 Green to Gold Scholarship Options AvailableGreen to Gold Scholarship4-Year Scholarship3-Year Scholarship2-Year Scholarship2-yr Non-scholarship Option2-yr Active Duty OptionHip Pocket Scholarship
6 Scholarships Submit Packet to National Board 2-Year: must have completed 2 years of college credits toward your degree and have 2 years remaining3-Year: must have completed 1 year of college credits toward your degree and have 3 years remaining4-Year: must have 4 years of college remaining toward your degreeSubmit Packet to National Board
7 Scholarship Benefits Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees Books and Supplies At university you are accepted toBooks and Supplies$1,200 per yearMonthly Tax-free Stipend$300-$500GI Bill Benefits—use Montgomery GI Bill or Post 9/11 GI BillCollege / University IncentivesG2G student can use the Post 9/11 GI Bill to pay for tuition at a state school, and then allocate the ROTC scholarship money to Room and Board.All told, a G2G Scholarship Soldier with 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits gets the following (must serve minimum 3 years active duty to get 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill): Post 9/11 GI Bill-- 100% tuition and fees paid, limited to the most expensive state school you can gain admission to – paid to University-- $500 a semester for books – paid to G2G Soldier-- E-5 BAH pay per month in school (~$750) – paid to G2G Soldier ROTC scholarship-- tuition and fees (same as GI Bill only if attending a state school), allocated towards Room and Board-- $600 a semester for books-- cadet stipend, $ per monthWhat an insane deal!!
8 2-yr Non-Scholarship Option Must have completed 2 years of college credits toward your degree with 2 years remainingNo National Board – but deadlines remain the same—1 APR / 1 OCT for Fall / Spring SemesterAble to Join National Guard / Reserve Simultaneous Membership ProgramSMP = Non-deployable
9 2-yr Non-Scholarship Post 9/11 GI Bill SMP Benefits Tuition Assistance - $4500E-5 Drill - $250Cadet Stipend - $450MGIB (Ch 30) - $1101 (instead of post 9/11 GIB)MGIB (Ch 16) - $288 (instead of post 9/11 GIB)Reserve Kicker - $350Total - $2439 / month – 10 months
10 2-yr Active Duty OptionStay on active status – keep all current pay and benefitsSchool is place of dutyCan use GI billDo not receive time in service credit for school yearsMust have 4 semesters remaining toward a Bachelor’s degreeCompetitive: currently limited to 200 slots per year; in ’08, 343 packets went to the board
11 Hip-Pocket Scholarships All eligibility criteria applyCG has scholarships annuallyCompete against other Fort Campbell SoldiersDon’t compete nationallyCG holds local board to develop OMLOnce approved by the CG, the packet must be forwarded to Cadet Command NLT 1 APR
12 Timelines Scholarship & ADO Application Window 15 Nov - 1 Apr Alternate Date for Scholarship Only1 Jun – 1 OctNon-Scholarship Application WindowFollow guidelines for scholarship windowsThe boards convene in late APR / OCT; if selected, you will be notified via your chain of command NLT 30 JUN or 31 NOV. You will then PCS or ETS prior to starting school.
13 Eligibility U.S. Citizen...……………….......... (No Waivers) Under 31 by 31 December of the calendar year when they’re eligible to commission (Waivers for NS, ADO)College credits accepted by college of choice in major.……………………………... (No Waivers)Freshman: High School Transcript/GEDSophomore: semester hour creditsJunior: semester hour creditsSAT / ACT YR ScholarshipMinimum 920 / 19… (No Waivers)
14 Eligibility Continued 110 GT Score (No Waivers)2 Letters of Acceptance (No Waivers)College / UniversityProfessor of Military Science (ROTC)Cumulative Grade Point Average (No Waivers)Scholarship & ADO.…2.5Non-Scholarship…….2.0
15 Eligibility Continued Favorable recommendations fromyour chain-of-command (No Waivers)Not a Conscientious Objector.……(No Waivers)No arrests, indictments, or convictions by a civil court or military law for other than minor traffic violations …………...(Waiverable)Minimum 2 Years Active Duty.……(Waiverable)Montgomery GI Bill 20/30 RuleEligible to reenlist ……(No Waivers)Less than 10 years AFS …... (Waiverable)
16 Eligibility Continued Applicants married to anotherSM with one or more dependentsunder 18 years of age …………….(Waiverable)DependentsNo more than three ….(Waiverable)Not a single parent with custody…. (Waivers may be submitted, approvals are rare)Pass APFT (No alternate events).……………..(No Waivers)Meet Height / Weight Standards………..(No Waivers)Medical exam IAW AR ……….....(Waiverable)Commissioning source physical
17 ObligationAccept a commission and serve on Active Duty, in the Army Reserve, or Army National Guard upon graduation for a period of 8 years.Scholarship - Serve on Active Duty for 4 years followed by 4 year service in the ARNG, USAR or the IRR for the remainder of the obligation. (6 years for Aviation) – includes Active Duty OptionNon-Scholarship - Serve on Active Duty for a minimum of 3 years followed by 5 year service in the ARNG, USAR or IRR; or request RFD for 8 years
18 Execution Review packet for pre-qualification Complete a G2G packet Submit the packet to the university of choiceSubmit to CC for qualification (by 1 APR)Board meets (MAY)Receive acceptance letter (JUN)Submit 4187 to request dischargeConduct clearing (JUL)Contract & ETS
19 Responsibilities ROTC Counterpart Battalion ROTC Battalion of Choice Counseling on qualificationAssistance with Green-to-Gold applicationChecks application packetROTC Battalion of ChoiceValidates eligibilityIssues letter of acceptanceProvides information about the institution
20 Resources Education Center GT testing & class to raise score (BSEP) SAT / ACT testing & tutoringInformation on colleges / universitiesInformation on Montgomery GI Bill & Army College FundAssistance with application for university
21 Regulatory Facts Soldiers DO NOT lose MGIB Stop loss DOES NOT affect ETS for ROTCSoldiers DO NOT repay bonuses receivedSoldiers CANNOT take terminal leaveSoldiers CANNOT be discharged immediatelySoldiers CANNOT ETS any earlier than 30 days prior to the start date of schoolSoldiers get new contract; current obligation is terminatedSoldiers can also accept other forms of tuition assistance via non-binding scholarships, grants, loans, etc.
22 More information AR 145-1 Chapter 3 AR 635-200 Chapter 16-2 Cadet Command Reg 145-6Click “Enlisted Soldiers” on left-hand barScroll down to find application packet and eligibility requirements for your desired option
23 QuestionsAt this point, one of the top questions you’ll field not answered by the slides is: what is the difference between G2G and OCS?Bottom line is G2G is a way for Soldiers who have 2 years of college completed toward their degree or less a way to complete their degree and commission. OCS is for those Soldiers who have 3 or more years of college completed toward their degree or already have a Bachelor’s.