Clemson University Army ROTC cadets stand in formation before participating in a parade before the school's Military Appreciation Game, Nov. 2, 2019. The Clemson University Tigers took on Wofford Terriers on a perfect Autumn day that included the usual pomp and circumstance including recognition of veterans, military heroes, and the parade down Fort Hill Street led by the Pershing Rifles. (Photo by Ken Scar)
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Lieutenant Colonel Chad A. Monroe, Clemson University professor of military leadership, conducts a contracting ceremony for Clemson Army ROTC cadets in a light rain before a field exercise at a muddy training area near the Clemson Experimental Forest, Sept. 16, 2021. (Photo by Ken Scar)
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Cadets from the University of Texas at San Antonio compete in the Zodiak Challenge event during the 5th Brigade Army ROTC Ranger Challenge on November 5, 2023, at Camp Gruber, Okla. The Ranger Challenge took place November 3-5 and saw the top 10 teams from across the Apache Brigade compete in mentally and physically demanding events to determine which top two teams would go on to represent their brigade at the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition held at West Point in April 2024. | U.S. Army photo by Sarah Windmueller
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Update: Dec. 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Army announced it is crediting service time for Soldiers who commissioned through the active-duty option of the Green to Gold program from 2006 to September 2023.

The decision comes following a review of the Army Military Human Resource Records that revealed those Soldiers did not have a valid contract in place to be enrolled as a Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps member.

"We are pleased to have reached a resolution that takes care of Soldiers and retirees, said Brig. Gen. Hope C. Rampy, Director, Military Personnel Management Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff. "The Army is profoundly committed to taking care of Soldiers and their families; it's a responsibility we do not take lightly."

The Army initiated the records review after a U.S. Army Cadet Command Inspector General notice in September stated that some Soldiers may not have known the period they spent as cadets did not count toward their time in service for retirement.

"It's my business to take care of Soldiers, and I don't want to rush to the wrong conclusion," Rampy said during an interview earlier this month. "I want to go through a deliberate process and confirm what's in their file. I want to come up with options that best takes care of the Soldier and their families."

Federal law, Title 10 section 2106, prohibits the Army from counting a Soldier’s time in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps toward time in service. The records review found that the previously commissioned officers from the G2GADO program did not have a valid contract.

The Army chose the option to credit current active-duty Soldiers commissioned through the program and retired service members during their participation in the G2GADO program in computing length of service for any purpose, including pay and retirement.

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