Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program

What is the Green to Gold (G2G) Program?

The Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program gives currently enlisted members of the Army the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree or a two-year graduate degree and a commission as an officer.

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The program lasts for two years and is offered by FAMU. You may also be eligible for a scholarship.



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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). Along with your pay, you will also receive

  • If qualified, Montgomery GI Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits
  • Normal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) entitlements

In addition to the financial incentives, Soldiers receive additional intangible benefits as ROTC Cadets. These benefits include:

  • Leadership training
  • Responsibility and practical experience
  • Mentorship of the Professor of Military Science/Assistant Professor of Military Science
  • Camaraderie


Scholarships are awarded for two, three or four years depending on how many years you have before completing your degree. For example,

  • Soldiers with two years of college remaining to complete their degree are considered for two-year scholarships
  • Soldiers with three years of college remaining to complete their degree are considered for three-year scholarships
  • Soldiers without college credit who require four years to complete their degree are considered for four-year scholarships

Your scholarship will include the following:

  • Tuition or room and board support
  • Additional money for textbooks, supplies and equipment
  • A monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class
  • Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college
  • If qualified, Montgomery GI Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits

Additionally, many colleges and universities offer incentives to scholarship winners. The Professor of Military Science (PMS) at your college of choice can provide further information on what is available at the school.

Simultaneous Membership Program

Members of the Green to Gold Non-Scholarship Option can also participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).

 "Simultaneous" means students who are at the same time:

  • Full-time college students (sophomore, junior, senior or grad students)
  • Currently serving (or willing to enlist) in the United States Army Reserve (USAR) or Army National Guard (ARNG)
  • Enrolled in Army ROTC

SMPs are entitled to Reserve Component pay of E-5 under this program. Also, many states offer tuition assistance to Reserve and National Guard Soldiers.

In the SMP you participate in unit training with your USAR or ARNG unit one weekend a month, while earning your commission through ROTC. Upon college graduation, you will be commissioned as an officer in the Army, and you will have the option of either serving full-time on Active Duty, or part-time in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard.


  • Up to 100% tuition and fees paid
  • Cash enlistment bonus, depending on MOS
  • $300-$500 monthly ROTC stipend
  • $274.84 monthly drill pay
  • $309/month GI Bill (requires completion of BCT and AIT)
  • $350/month GI Bill Kicker (requires completion of BCT and AIT)
  • Basic soldier skills (BCT) and job skills (AIT)
  • Hands-on military experience by participating in your unit training