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The Army Green to Gold (G2G) Program provides Active Army Enlisted Soldiers the chance to become commissioned Army Officers.

Through the Green to Gold program, you’ll participate in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at your school. A program that offers leadership training, practical experience, mentorship, and a sense of community.

After earning your degree, completing ROTC, and meeting all other requirements, you’ll be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

(CHAPEL HILL, NC) UNC Chapel Hill Class of 2024 Prior Service cadet, Blake Stegner, commissions as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army of the United States. Presenting him his commissioning certificate (from left to right) are LTG Christopher Donahue, LTC Dan Hurd, and MSG James Calfa.


The Green to Gold Program presents enlisted Soldiers with several pathways to earn a baccalaureate or graduate degree:

  • Green to Gold Scholarship Option: For Soldiers looking to leave Active Duty to attend college with benefits such as full tuition or room and board (capped), a flat rate book payment, and a monthly stipend.
  • Green to Gold Active-Duty Option: For Soldiers who wish to stay on Active Duty while attending college.
  • Green to Gold Division Commander’s Hip Pocket Scholarship Program: Offers selected Soldiers the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and earn a commission through the ROTC Scholarship program.
  • Green to Gold Non-Scholarship: For Soldiers planning to leave Active Duty to attend college, receiving a monthly stipend.

Creditable Prior Enlisted Service

  • Commissioned officers in pay grades O-1, O-2, or O-3 who are credited with over 4 years (i.e., at least 4 years and 1 day) of prior active service as an enlisted member are entitled to the special rate of basic pay for pay grade O-1E, O-2E, or O-3E.