Green to Gold Active Duty Option

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  1. TravO84

    TravO84 New Member

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    I submitted my packet for the Green to Gold Active Duty Option in March and really have not heard much since then.

    I got a letter from DODMERB for DQ due to astigmatism, but got the waiver submitted for that. Any one know what the possibility of acceptance is for astigmatism? I mean I am already in the Army, and have been for 6 years.

    Next when I log into the ROTC scholarship website, it says I am qualified but the only thing it says has been received is my Major, the rest have not been received.

    Another thing it says is I don't have 2 years on my first enlistment, which I do, I have already fulfilled my first 5 year enlistment and re-enlisted.

    It also says I will be contacted for an interview, what method do they use to contact me?

    Is there anyone that I can contact that would be able to answer questions about this process, I mean it really seems like your on your own for this one. I know it makes it a little harder for me because I am overseas, but I just don't get a warm and fuzzy off anything in this process.

    Lastly, does anyone know the acceptance rate for Green to Gold, I mean
    I would like to think I have a pretty strong packet, Good GPA, Good PT and very good recommendations from my command.
     
  2. dws3315

    dws3315 New Member

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    Im glad to see Im not the only one that feels this years packets have vague instructions and contacts. I have tried emailing a couple different addresses that are provided and they are constantly returned undeliverable.

    My understanding from my BN Surgeon is that if you are fit for duty as enlisted, and you get that waiver submitted you should be medically qualified for commissioning.

    As far as the enlistment period, it tells me the same thing which is not true.

    What Ive read in previous forums is that the biggest thing is your recommendations and you S.A.L document. Not sure what the number of applicants historically is, but the acceptance is 150-200 people. Ive heard upward of over 1500 applicants applying, but that could just be hearsay.

    I dont know of any contacts except maybe the professor of military science at your intended institution. They know the potential applicants for their school, and can maybe get you in contact with someone. Sorry I dont have much more help. Hopefully that answered some of your questions. Good luck!!
     
  3. gojack

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    Found a Green to Gold Application Packet dated 2004 (pg 12) LINK
    It lists assigned PMS Point of contact based on your assigned post

    * Updated AROTC FAQ w/more G2G links
     
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  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Old info...Fort Drum is associated with Clarkson University.

    Ok...here's the deal. You should be working with the enrollment officer at the school you are interested in attending, and the school that supports your post. What we have done at Clarkson is taken a cadre member out of hide, and stationed him at Fort Drum to do nothing but Green to Gold. So, no matter where you are in the world, or who you have been working with (or not working with) you can contact our man at Fort Drum for help with Green to Gold. As far as we know he may be the only full time Green to Gold recruiter in the Army. So how do you get in touch with Captain Smith? Facebook http://www.facebook.com/green.to.gold
    The Active duty option is very, very competitive. If your GPA is not in the high 3s, and if you aren't scoring 300 on your PT test you will have a tough time. I would tell you to consider the non scholarship option. Yes, you will have to use GI bill and stipend to pay the bills, and you will not be receiving benefits, but if you join the Guard or Reserves it is very manageable. We currently have 6 cadets in our battalion who are green to gold, and 5 are non scholarship.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. Jazz00

    Jazz00 Tiger Blood

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    CPT Smith is the man. He helped me and I'm out at Ft. Lewis.
     
  6. jjtp1980

    jjtp1980 New Member

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    So did you ever find out whether or not your waiver was approved and if so how did you get the reply? I am in the same boat now still 2 weeks out from school waiting for orders so I can out process and begin school.

    John
     

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