Green to Gold Programs

Department Contact

1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
803-705-3258 803-705-4409
Office Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM

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.

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.

Active Duty Option (ADO): 2 Year Program

  • Have only 2 years remaining for degree (including ROTC credit hours);
  • Enter as a Junior, Senior, or Graduate;
  • Be under the age of 30 on the date of the projected graduation & commissioning (age waivers authorized)
  • Will retain all benefits because they are still on active duty

Scholarship: 2, 3, & 4 Year Scholarships

  • Be under 31 years of age on 31 December of the year all requirements for a commission and a college baccalaureate or master’s degree are completed (no waivers authorized)
  • Voluntary separation from active duty
  • All active duty pay & benefits are terminated upon discharge
  • Can purchase Tri Care benefits for themselves and in addition may draw from their Montgomery GI Bill
  • Receive financial assistance towards college tuition and fees or room & board (student’s choice), $600 for textbooks per semester, & a stipend (tax free) per month for 10 months a school year
  • Will be paid while attending Advanced Camp (Summer after MS 3 year)

Hip Pocket Dedicated Scholarship: 2, 3, & 4 Year Scholarship (selected by Division CMD)

  • Same requirements as a regular scholarship (listed above)
  • Packet must be submitted to the Divisional Commander before his suspense date for approval before you can upload your packet in the G2G portal
  • This scholarship packet does not go through the G2G board for selection
  • If approved by the Division

Non-Scholarship: 2 Year Program

  • Have only two years remaining for degree (including ROTC credit hours)
  • Enter as a Junior, or Senior, or Graduate
  • Be under the age of 30 on 30 June of the year you will commission & graduate (PMS can grant waivers up to 32 years of age)
  • Will receive only a monthly stipend (tax free) for 10 months a school year & may use their GI bill


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