In the early stages of the War on Terror, the Air Force and Navy needed to reduce their active duty end strength, while the Army needed to grow. They decided to offer Airmen and Sailors the opportunity to retrain, separate, transition to a reserve component or enlist into the Army under the Blue to Green Program.
On 7 February 2005, the Department of the Army implemented “Operation Blue to Green.” The program was designed to allow the Army an opportunity to take advantage of the force shaping. The goal was to provide separating service members an opportunity to continue serving while retaining highly qualified men and women within the ranks.
Today, several thousand Airmen, Sailors, and Marines have successfully transitioned into the Active Army, under the Blue to Green Program.
Meet the medical retention standards in Chapter 3 of AR 40-501.
Applicants can enlist without regard to the number of their dependents.
Prior Service applicants choosing to process for the B2G Program, will obtain an approved DD Form 368 through their services personnel office. The 368 will be valid from the date of signature until the applicant ships to training.
The 368 must contain the following:
Applicants coming from the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard will attend Basic Combat Training (BCT). All applicants who are required to attend BCT will be required to take a full physical examination at MEPS.
All applicants are restricted to the current HRC Business Rules. Applicants in grades E1 through E4 who has a valid service classification (worked during the last 3 years) which converts to an Army MOS may select from a vacancy list for available duty assignments.
Applicants with invalid conversions will be required to retrain based on the needs of the Army.
Applicants will be required to enlist for 3 years if their MOS converts, 4 years if retraining is required. The applicants original eight year Military Service Obligation will not be altered from the original date of enlistment.
MSG Washington has served within the ranks of the United States Army since June of 2001. With ten years of recruiting experience, he is an expert on Recruiting Operations, who willingly assists applicants across the Country with their enlistment process.