REQUIREMENTS AFTER GRADUATION
Following graduation, ROTC cadets are required to serve in the active component of the U.S. Army.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
All scholarship students will be required to serve in the military for a period of eight years. This obligation may be fulfilled by serving four years on active duty, followed by four years service in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).
NON-SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
Non-Scholarship graduates may serve three years on active duty and five years in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).
If you are selected for Green to Gold, you may obtain early release from active duty. Army Regulation 635-200, Chapter 16-2, provides for the honorable, early discharge of soldiers so they can enroll in an Army Senior ROTC program.
The Early Discharge may be up to 30 days prior to the start of school. Terminal leave is NOT authorized.
TO QUALIFY FOR EARLY DISCHARGE
You must meet the requirements of the Green to Gold program.
The separation authority must ensure that you meet the criteria, have served honorably and possess officer attributes.
You must agree to the stipulations of the terms of the USAR enlistment contract or ROTC student contract. Otherwise, you will be in breach of your contract and subject to involuntary order to active duty to complete the prior service remaining and/or the scholarship contractual obligation. If you are a scholarship cadet, you may be required to repay the scholarship benefits received in lieu of active duty service.