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Sunday, June 26, 2022

UPDATE: Army Blue to Green Program, NAVADMIN 223/09

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NAVADMIN 223/09
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUL//
SUBJ/BLUE TO GREEN ARMY INITIATIVE UPDATE//

REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/181631ZOCT04//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/180031ZFEB05//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/141316ZJAN08//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 233/04, TRANSITION PROGRAMS. REF B IS
NAVADMIN035/05, BLUE TO GREEN PROGRAM AMPLIFICATION. REF C IS NAVADMIN
007/08, POINTS OF CONTACT CHANGE FOR BLUE TO GREEN ARMY INITIATIVE.//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN PROVIDES UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE DEPARTMENT
OF DEFENSE BLUE TO GREEN PROGRAM CONTAINED IN REFS A THROUGH C.

2. THE BLUE TO GREEN PROGRAM OFFERS TRANSITIONING SAILORS THE OPTION
OF CONTINUING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE WITH THE ARMY WITHOUT ANY BREAK IN
SERVICE. SAILORS RETAIN THE BENEFITS OF ACTIVE SERVICE WHILE USING THE
VALUABLE TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THEY DEVELOPED IN
THE NAVY. TRANSITION TO THE ARMY MAY BE PARTICULARLY BENEFICIAL FOR
SAILORS SEPARATING FROM THE NAVY UNDER PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS) OR E-4
HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT).

ADDITIONALLY, JUNIOR OFFICERS SEPARATING FROM THE NAVY WHO ARE
INTERESTED IN CONTINUING THEIR SERVICE TO THE MILITARY MAY APPLY UNDER
THIS PROGRAM. THE ARMY IS OFFERING QUALIFIED ACTIVE DUTY RECRUITS A
COMBINATION OF BONUSES UP TO 40,000 DOLLARS.

3. ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL INCONUS BLUE TO
GREEN RECRUITING. INTERESTED SAILORS SHOULD VISIT THE ARMY WEBSITE AT
WWW.GOARMY.COM/BTG/.

4. COMMANDS ARE REQUIRED TO ASSIST ELIGIBLE SAILORS WHO EXPRESS
INTEREST IN THIS VOLUNTARY PROGRAM, IN PART, BY AIDING THE SAILOR IN
COMPLETING THE DD 368 FORM (AVAILABLE THROUGH THEIR ARMY RECRUITER).
THE ARMY USES THE DD 368 TO COORDINATE SEPARATION INFORMATION THAT WILL
BE CONTAINED IN THE DD 214. ARMY RECRUITING REQUESTS NAVY HELP TO
ENSURE THE FOLLOWING DATA IS CONTAINED IN THE REMARKS SECTION OF THE DD
368:

– LAST DAY OF ACTIVE DUTY (EAOS)
– RE-ENLISTMENT ELIGIBILITY CODE (RE CODE)
– SEPARATION PROGRAM DESIGNATION CODE (SPD)
– NARRATIVE TO EXPLAIN THE SPD
– RATE/OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY
– LEAVE BALANCE TO BE CARRIED OVER TO THE ARMY
– DAYS OF LOST TIME
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE DD 368 IS LOCATED IN REF B.

5. ONCE THE DD 368 AND THE ASSOCIATED PRE-ENLISTMENT PAPERWORK ARE
COMPLETED, THE SAILOR WILL PROCEED BY DIRECTION OF THEIR RECRUITER TO
THE NEAREST MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING STATION (MEPS).
AT MEPS, THE SAILOR WILL SELECT A MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY AND
THEN RECEIVE A JOB RESERVATION FORM THAT GUARANTEES THE JOB, BONUS,
AND/ORDUTY ASSIGNMENT. THE SAILOR WILL THEN SERVE OUT THEIR NAVY
OBLIGATION (IN THE NAVY) UNTIL EAOS. AFTER DISCHARGE FROM THE NAVY THE
SAILOR WILL NORMALLY SHIP OUT FOR THE ARMY THE DAY AFTER EAOS (OR
SHORTLY THEREAFTER). SAILORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHIP OUT FROM THE
INITIAL PROCESSING MEPS.

6. THE ARMY IS ALSO SEEKING QUALIFIED JUNIOR OFFICERS TO SERVE ON
ACTIVE DUTY IN THE ARMY. OFFICERS MAY APPLY FOR AN INTER-SERVICE
TRANSFER USING APPLICATION PROCEDURES IN MILPERSMAN 1300-081.
COMMANDING OFFICER ENDORSEMENTS ARE REQUIRED. ONCE APPROVED BY THE
NAVY, THE REQUEST WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE ARMY FOR APPROVAL.
MEMBERS SHOULD ANTICIPATE THREE MONTHS FOR THE ARMY TO APPROVE THEIR
REQUEST AND PROCESS ORDERS.

7. POINTS OF CONTACT:
– BLUE TO GREEN PROGRAM AND ENLISTED SEPARATIONS: YNC(SW/AW) JOHN
GRANT AT (901) 874-3190/DSN 882, OR EMAIL JOHN.W.GRANT(AT)NAVY.MIL.
– OFFICER INTER-SERVICE TRANSFERS: MS. DEBORAH WILSON AT (901) 874-
2095/DSN 882, OR EMAIL DEBORAH.A.WILSON1(AT)NAVY.MIL.

8. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

BT
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Comments

14 Responses to “UPDATE: Army Blue to Green Program, NAVADMIN 223/09”
  1. john says:

    i have a quick question what about if you re curently still serving in your navy contract? can you still go blue to green or do you have to wait till your eaos date?

  2. Da_Chief says:

    You need to contact the number listed on the message or a ARMY recruiter.

    BLUE TO GREEN PROGRAM AND ENLISTED SEPARATIONS: YNC(SW/AW) JOHN
    GRANT AT (901) 874-3190/DSN 882, OR EMAIL JOHN.W.GRANT(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    – OFFICER INTER-SERVICE TRANSFERS: MS. DEBORAH WILSON AT (901) 874-
    2095/DSN 882, OR EMAIL DEBORAH.A.WILSON1(AT)NAVY.MIL.

    I believe (But don't hold me to it) you have to be within your 9 month window.

    Give em a call but jump into our forums to let us know what you find out.

    Thanks!

  3. cm2scwbaker says:

    I'm an E-5 at my HYT wanting to go Army to continue serving my country for a full 20. How do I start the process.

  4. SHAUN says:

    I WAS ACTIVE DUTY NAVY FOR 8 YEARS. I WAS AN E-5 FOR 3. I GOT OUT IN DEC 2008 AND WANTED TO KNOW IF THE BLUE TO GREEN PROGRAM WAS STILL AN OPTION FOR ME? MY JOB IN THE NAVY WAS AD2. AVIATION MECHANIC.

  5. CE2(SCW)DAUGHTRY says:

    I am currently active duty in the Navy SEABEE’S and I am coming up on my HYT. I just took my last exam in Sept which is my last one. If I receive the results and I still don’t get advanced I was wondering if the blue to green option is still in affect for me. I keep hearing conflicting information on it. If anyone can help me out please let me know soon. Thanks and take it easy.

  6. CE2(SCW)DAUGHTRY says:

    I am currently active duty in the Navy SEABEE’S and I am coming up on my HYT. I just took my last exam in Sept which is my last one. If I receive the results and I still don’t get advanced I was wondering if the blue to green option is still in affect for me. I keep hearing conflicting information on it. If anyone can help me out please let me know soon. Thanks and take it easy.

  7. Mfriz says:

    I got out 4 years ago as an E-4 ET3 in the USN. Would it be possible to join the ARMY and make a new career of it. They payed me 15k and offered me the oportunity to join the reserves but I did not. What would I have to do to join the ARMY? Could I join the ARMY reserves and try to make E-5 first? What would my rank be now if they let me enlist?rnThanks.

  8. Mfriz says:

    I got out 4 years ago as an E-4 ET3 in the USN. Would it be possible to join the ARMY and make a new career of it. They payed me 15k and offered me the oportunity to join the reserves but I did not. What would I have to do to join the ARMY? Could I join the ARMY reserves and try to make E-5 first? What would my rank be now if they let me enlist?rnThanks.

  9. doc8404 says:

    what are the incentives they offer for corpsman 8404?

  10. Havicgod says:

    I am active duty Air Force and currently an E-5. I have an associates degree in Airway science. Are the any commissioning opportunities out there for blue to green?n

  11. Da_Chief says:

    Havicgod, you need to contact a ARMY Recruiter, they can give you more assistance on this. I am not sure what is open for the Army right now.

  12. Romellio says:

    I am an E-5 currently in the Navy, and I’m about 2 years away from my higher tenure.  I’m getting my bachelor’s degree on or around May of 2012.  I was wondering what blue-to-green programs are available so I can get the ball rolling now.  Thanks.

  13. Da_Chief says:

    You need contact a Army Recruiter and find out if this is still happening.
    I know they cut back due to the economy and more people staying in.
    Good Luck!

    Darrell F. Crone
    hmc.crone@corpsman.com
    Got a complaint?
    Give a solution, put up or shut up.

  14. OS3(SW)Eric Jackson says:

    Good evening I’m currenty a E-4 in the navy, my rate is Operational Specialist and I am very intrested in going green. Is blue to green still active and what MOS corelates with OS