The Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program is a two-year program that provides eligible, Active Duty enlisted Soldiers an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree or a two-year graduate degree and earn a commission as an Army Officer.
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 24 consecutive months)
If qualified, Montgomery GI Bill® / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits
Post 9/11 GI Bill®
Normal PCS entitlements
Responsibility and Practical Experience
Mentorship of the PMS/APMS
U.S. Citizen (non-waivable)
Age - Be under 30 years of age on the date of the projected graduation and commission. (waivers can be requested)
Cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Crime
Have a minimum of 2 years Active Duty at the time of application as well as 3 months of Active Duty for every one month of specialized training (waiver can be requested)
GT score of 110 or greater
Pass the APFT within the last 6 months with score of 180 or higher, minimum of 60 points in each event
College Grade Point Average 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 (or have initiated the action)
DODMERB Medical Qualification
Be eligible to Reenlist
Not be a conscientious objector
No more than 3 dependents including spouse (waivable)
For assistance in the application process, click the U.S. Army Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program Information Booklet. The booklet provides detailed information about the program. It also has a checklist that explains what information is required, sample documents, and waiver request that can help to submit a complete packet.
To pursue one of the Green to Gold programs, click below to create a MY GOARMY account or log in with an existing account. After creating an account, return to this page to login and start the application.
Green to gold active duty option program applicants must ensure they are requesting admission to their school of choice to begin in fall semester.