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Green to Gold - Columbus State University

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps)

Green to Gold Programs

The Army Green to Gold program provides options for soldiers interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree and earning a commission as an Army Officer.

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Active Duty Option
Soldiers remain on Active Duty and attend college using education benefit.

Scholarship Option (2, 3, and 4 year)
Soldiers leave Active Duty to attend college with full tuition or room and board (capped), flat rate book payment, and a monthly stipend.

Hip Pocket Scholarship (2, 3, 4 year)
Soldiers are selected by their Division Commander to complete their degree.

Non-Scholarship Option
Soldiers leave Active Duty to attend college while receiving a monthly stipend.

G2G Programs Information

Program Information Booklets

Application Deadlines

Phase I:

  • Application Window Opens: 12 June 23
  • Application Window Closes: 24 November 23
  • G2G Selection Board: 4-8 December 2023 (Selected Soldiers will move to Phase II)

Phase II (If selected from Phase I):

  • Begins: January 2024 until 30 April 2024
    • If waivers are needed, they will be submitted during Phase II, if selected.
    • 104-R forms will be created
    • PMS Letter will be generated.
  • Offer Letters Sent to Fully Qualified Soldiers: March – April 2024
  • Soldiers Receive Orders: End of June 2024
  • Begin G2G Program: August 2024

G2G Active Duty Option (ADO) Resources

This is a 21-month Program (August 2024 – May 2026).

Soldiers must graduate and commission in May 2026 with a BS/BA or Master’s Degree (104-R Academic Planner is KEY).

Phase I:

Required Documents for Phase I:

  • Soldier Talent Profile without photo and redacted gender and race information
  • College Transcripts
  • Application (174-R)
  • Academic Summary
  • ACFT Card signed by Company Commander

Phase II:

  • Please Note: If you get an error trying to open a PDF, follow these directions:
    1. Right click and choose "Save Link as" to save a copy on your desktop
    2. Right click on the saved document (whether on desktop, in downloads, etc.) and choose "Open with Adobe"

For More Information Contact:

Mr. Patrick "Scott" Jones
ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer
Stanley Hall Room 110
Office Hours:  9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Transfer Credits / Transcript Review:

Sunae Euell
Associate Registrar
University Hall 125

104-R Assistance:

Angela Howard
ROTC Academic Support Assistant
(706) 565-1461
Stanley Hall Room 115

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