FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2012) -- Enlisted Soldiers who may have an interest in furthering their Army careers by becoming commissioned officers can learn more by exploring Cadet Command's Green-to-Gold option, an in-service recruitment program to attract junior soldiers with leadership potential.

Cadet Command is accepting applications now as part of "Operation Officership," a campaign designed to attract talented enlisted and noncommissioned officers who want to complete a college degree and compete to become second lieutenants.

The Army's Green-to-Gold program offers several options, including:

Option 1 -- The Green-to-Gold Active Duty Option is a two-year program that provides eligible, active duty enlisted Soldiers an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree or obtain master's degree and be commissioned as a second lieutenant upon receiving the appropriate degree.

Option 2 -- The Green-to-Gold Scholarship Option provides eligible Soldiers with 2, 3, or 4-year scholarships, depending on the Soldier's needs and the needs of the Army.

Option 3 -- The Green-to-Gold Non-scholarship Option is available to Soldiers who have already completed two years of college and who can complete their degree requirements in two years. This option is optimal for enlisted Soldiers interested in becoming an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

To begin the application process or just learn more about Green-to-Gold, enlisted Soldiers should contact their career counselors or visit www.goarmy.com/rotc for more information. To contact US Army Cadet Command, please e-mail rotcinfo@usacc.army.mil, or call 502-624-6937.

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