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5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC GREEN TO GOLD BRIEF MR. LARRY D.M. PARKER, SR. 5 TH APACHE BRIGADE ROTC (210)
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Green to Gold I CAME TO THIS BRIEFING BECAUSE IT WAS A WAY TO GET OUT OF WORK. I WAS ORDERED TO ATTEND THIS BRIEFING BY MY SUPERIORS. I CAME TO THIS BRIEFING BECAUSE I AM LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET OUT OF MY NEXT DEPLOYMENT. I CAME TO THIS BRIEFING BECAUSE I ONLY WANT TO MAKE MORE MONEY, I DONT REALLY WANT TO LEAD.
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Green to Gold I AM VERY INTERESTED IN THIS BRIEFING BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT I HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE A GREAT OFFICER. I LOOK FORWARD TO A CHANCE TO PROVE MYSELF THROUGH COMPLETING A COLLEGE DEGREE AND EARNING MY COMMISSION THROUGH THE RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (ROTC).
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Agenda What Is ROTC Green To Gold Options Eligibility Requirements Application Process Questions
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC What Is ROTC ROTC is an elective college class at some schools. not basic training ROTC is not a Military School ROTC Other classes
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Freshman YearSophomore YearJunior YearSenior Year Military Science I (1 credit) Fall FTX Spring FTX Military Science II (2 credits) Fall FTX Spring FTX Military Science III (3 credits) Fall FTX Spring FTX Military Science IV (3 credits) Fall FTX Spring FTX Leadership Development And Assessment Camp ( 5 weeks at Ft. Lewis ) You may enter the program as a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior depending on your previous college credits completed Basic LeadershipApplied Leadership Tactical Leadership
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Commissioning, Branching & Officer Training Accession and Branching Board College Graduation Commissioning BOLC A First Assignment S - SCHOLAR (GPA) A - ATHLETE (APFT, SPORTS) L – LEADER (LDAC, ROTC) Military Science III (3 credits) Fall FTX Spring FTX Military Science IV (3 credits) Fall FTX Spring FTX Junior YearSenior Year Leadership Development And Assessment Camp ( 5 weeks at Ft. Lewis )
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC What Is Green To Gold An ROTC program for Active Duty soldiers to complete a bachelor or masters degree and earn an Army commission Must be a full-time student (no online programs) At a college that offers Army ROTC Pursuing an approved degree After graduation and commissioning ROTC graduates serve in: Active Army, Army Reserves or National Guard
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Green To Gold Options There are three Green To Gold Options: Active Duty Option Scholarship Option Non-Scholarship Option You may be eligible for more than one option
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Active Duty Option An ROTC program for Active Duty soldiers to complete the last 2 years of a bachelor or masters degree and earn an Army commission while remaining on Active Duty Soldiers remain on Active Duty and are assigned to the Student Detachment at Ft. Jackson for administrative purposes Active Duty Option is highly competitive – 200 slots open each year Selectee Profile: APFT 278 GT 119GPA 3.32 ü Keep current rank and continue to accrue time in service ü Keep current pay and allowances (VAH, BAH, etc.) ü Keep current health insurance, life insurance, all benefits ü Continue to accrue (and use) ordinary leave ü Your duty station is COLLEGE.
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Active Duty Option Financial benefits: üActive Duty pay and allowances üMGIB (Active Duty rate, only pays tuition & fees) üYou pay for: üTuition & fees ( reimbursed throughout the semester) üBooks üHousing and food (VAH and BAH) Tuition assistance may not be used while in this program Federal loans, grants, and other scholarship sources may be used
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Scholarship Option An ROTC program to discharge soldiers for the purpose of attending college full time to earn a bachelor or masters degree and obtain an Army commission with a full scholarship üDischarged under AR , Chapter 16-2 üScholarships are 2, 3, or 4 years in length Soldiers are contracted with ROTC but are no longer on Active Duty ROTC scholarships are competitive – approx 750 each year Winner Profile (3 year): APFT 271GT 120GPA 3.35 ( 4 year):APFT 290GT 124GPA 3.25
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Scholarship Option Financial benefits: üFull tuition plus all mandatory fees ü$1200 per year book allowance üMGIB üROTC stipend of $350 - $500 per month You pay for: üHousing and food (room and board) Federal loans, grants, and other scholarship sources may be used Scholarship money may be used for either tuition or room & board – your choice
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Non-Scholarship Option An ROTC program to discharge soldiers for the purpose of attending college full time to earn a bachelor or masters degree and obtain an Army commission üDischarged under Chapter 16 üMust have 2 years or 60 college credit hours completed üMust be able to graduate in 2 years with no summer school Soldiers are contracted with ROTC but are no longer on Active Duty Non-scholarship ROTC slots are non-competitive – Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are accepted
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Non-Scholarship Option Financial benefits: üMGIB üROTC stipend of $450 - $500 per month You pay for: üTuition, fees and books üHousing and food (room and board) Federal loans, grants, and other scholarship sources may be used
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Non-Scholarship Option Why would you consider the Non-Scholarship Option? FEntry is non-competitive: if you meet the requirements, youre in FEligibility requirements are less restrictive than the other options 2.0 GPA versus 2.5 GPA for other programs Age up to 34 versus for other options FCan start college in Spring or Fall semester FCan participate in National Guard or Army Reserve at the same time (provides tuition assistance( providing a state school and available funds), and drill pay) under the Simultaneous Membership Program
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Simultaneous Membership Program Cadets serve simultaneously in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard Provides additional financial benefits as well as continued military experience Cadets in the SMP are non-deployable assets Cadets are paid at E-5 rate (or higher) for drill and Annual Training Cadets are mentored by commissioned officers in their units Financial Benefits in addition to ROTC Incentives $286 monthly drill pay (E-5 w/3yr TIS pay) Tuition assistance or tuition waiver
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Simultaneous Membership Program Typical Monthly Income with SMP: $ 1321MGIB 150MGIB plus up (pay $600 extra into MGIB before ETS) 286Drill pay from NG or USAR unit (based on E-5 pay with >3 years TIS) 450ROTC stipend (goes up to $500 per month for college seniors) 350Kicker (NG or USAR) $2557 Plus tuition paid by NG (tuition waiver) or USAR (tuition assistance)
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Recap Active Duty Option Scholarship Option Non-Scholarship Option Stay on Active Duty with all pay and benefits Limited number of openings Submit packet by 1 FEB, start school Fall semester Full tuition scholarship + books + monthly allowance Must be under 31 by date of commissioning Submit packet by 1 FEB, start school Fall / Spring semester Can do Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) in Guard or Reserves Unlimited openings Application completed at ROTC department, start school Fall or Spring
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Service Obligation Upon completion of ROTC and graduation: 8 years service Active Duty Option:3 years Active Duty +5 years USAR/NG or IRR Scholarship Option:8 years USAR/NG or 4 years Active Duty +4 years USAR/NG or IRR Non-Scholarship:4 years USAR/NG + 4 years IRR or 3 years Active Duty +5 years USAR/NG or IRR
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Eligibility Requirements Basic requirements apply to all options Each program has its own requirements
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Eligibility Requirements All Green To Gold Options: Non-Waivable Requirements US Citizen – no dual citizenship GT score: 110 APFT: 60 / 60 / 60 with no alternate events No permanent profiles HS graduate Eligible to reenlist – no bars or flags No domestic violence record Medically qualified – pass a DODMERB physical for ROTC Be accepted by the college you plan to attend
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Eligibility Requirements All Green To Gold Options: Waivable Requirements No more than 3 dependents including spouse Under 35 (ADO, non-scholarship only) at time of commission (Under 31 for scholarship is not waivable) No more than 10 years AFS No civil convictions
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Active Duty Option Must be accepted as an unconditional Junior at the University College GPA of 2.5 or higher Under age 35 at time of commissioning (waiver to 39 possible) Less than 10 years AFS at commissioning (Exception to policy possible) Scholarship Option College GPA of 2.5 or higher (for 2 or 3 year scholarship) HS GPA of 2.5 or higher (for 4 year scholarship) ACT score of 19 or SAT of 920 (math and verbal) (4 yr scholar) Under age 31 on 31 DEC of your graduation year Non-Scholarship Option Must be accepted as an unconditional Junior at the University College GPA of 2.0 or higher Under 35 at time of commissioning (waiver to 39 possible) Eligibility Requirements
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Application Procedure Active Duty Option and Scholarship Option Complete online application NLT 1 FEB (1) window for scholarships only Centralized board meets on 8 April 2013 Results are announced in June 2013 Start college in Fall semester Non- Scholarship Option Apply anytime Application processed at local ROTC battalion – no board Start college in Spring or Fall semester
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC Next Steps Are you a leader? Are you committed to the US Army? Decide whether a career as a commissioned officer – in the Active or Reserve Components – is for you Determine your qualifications and preferences for each of the three options Build a packet Scholarship and Active Duty Option: application process completed online (www.armyrotc.com). Must be complete NLT 1 FEB 2013.www.armyrotc.com Non-Scholarship: contact the ROTC battalion at: UNIVERSITY OF SAN ANTONIO MAJ Melva N. Rivera (210) or
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC UT P 27 Texas El Paso N Mexico State University University of New Mexico Texas Tech University Arizona State University Northern Arizona University University of Arizona Colorado State University University of Colorado University of Colorado Colorado Springs Brigham Young University Weber State University University of Utah University of Wyoming Cameron University Texas A&M Kingsville Texas &M Corpus Christi UT Pam American UT at Austin UT at Arlington UT at San Antonio University of Houston Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Prairie View A&M Texas State Texas Christian University Tarleton State University of Oklahoma Oklahoma State U. U of Central Oklahoma University of Arkansas Arkansas State U U of Arkansas Pine Bluff U of Central Arkansas St Marys H H H H H Embry Riddle Aero U. Utah State Univ. Univ. of North Texas Baylor Univ. Henderson State Northeastern Univ. H
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC FAQ What branch / MOS will I have as an officer? Can I go to Airborne/Air Assault School in ROTC? What is a typical duty day? Do I have to go to Tarleton State University? What if I dont have a 110 GT score? After I get in can I change my major? Can I transfer to another school after I get in? Where can I get blank forms? What if I get deployed?
5 th APACHE BRIGADE ROTC References & Contacts AR 145-1, Senior Army ROTC Cadet Command Regulation 145-6, Green To Gold Program University of San Antonio ROTC (partner battalion for Ft. Sam Houston) MAJ Melva N. Rivera (210)
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