April 1 deadline for Green to Gold submissions

Dec. 15, 2011

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- April 1 is the deadline for enlisted Soldiers to apply for the Green to Gold program for fall 2012. 

The Green to Gold program gives enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to further their education and be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. Right now, the Army is offering grants for Soldiers to go to college and earn their degree for up to four years.

Soldiers who qualify for the program will continue to receive their current pay and allowances while in the program. If a Soldier qualifies for the program, the Montgomery G.I. Bill or Army College Fund benefits can be used.

Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of Africa Command was in the first class of enlisted Soldiers to enroll in Army ROTC through the Green to Gold program. He recently volunteered to promote the program on U.S. Army Europe’s behalf.

For more information about the program visit the website at Green to Gold .

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