Green to Gold Program Obligations
Following graduation, ROTC cadets are required to serve in the Active Army, Army National Guard or the Army Reserve.
All scholarship students will be required to serve in the military for a period of eight years. This obligation may be fulfilled by serving two to four years on active duty, followed by four to six years service as citizen soldiers in the Reserve Components; Army National Guard (ARNG) or U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), or by serving eight years in the ARNG or USAR preceded by a period necessary to complete the active component resident officer basic course (OBC).
Nonscholarship graduates may serve three years on active duty and five years as a citizen soldier, or they may select (or be selected) to fulfill their total military obligation as citizen soldiers. If Reserve Forces Duty is selected, graduates will serve a period of active duty necessary to complete the active component resident OBC, and spend the remainder of their eight-year obligation in the ARNG or USAR.