POINT OF CONTACT CHANGE FOR ARMY BLUE TO GREEN INITIATIVE

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NAVADMIN 289/06
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SUBJ/POINT OF CONTACT CHANGE FOR ARMY BLUE TO GREEN INITIATIVE//


REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/181631Z/OCT 04//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/180031Z/FEB 05//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 233/04 TRANSITION PROGRAMS.  REF B IS
NAVADMIN 035/05 BLUE TO GREEN PROGRAM AMPLIFICATION.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS MSG PROVIDES UPDATED INFORMATION TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BLUE TO GREEN PROGRAM CONTAINED IN REFS A AND
B.
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



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THEY DEVELOPED IN THE NAVY.  TRANSITION TO THE ARMY MAY BE
PARTICULARLY BENEFICIAL FOR SAILORS SEPARATING FROM THE NAVY UNDER
PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS), E-4 HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT), OR JUNIOR
OFFICERS SUBJECT TO INVOLUNTARY RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY (IRAD).
THE ARMY IS CURRENTLY OFFERING QUALIFIED ACTIVE DUTY RECRUITS A
COMBINATION OF BONUSES UP TO 40,000 DOLLARS.
3.  RECENTLY, ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND HAS RESUMED RESPONSIBILITY
FOR ALL INCONUS BLUE TO GREEN RECRUITING.  INTERESTED SAILORS SHOULD
NOW VISIT THE ARMY WEBSITE 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 TO
COMPLETE FORM DD 368.  SAILORS SHOULD OBTAIN THE REQUIRED DD
368 THROUGH THEIR ARMY RECRUITER.  THE ARMY USES THE DD 368 TO
COORDINATE SEPARATION INFORMATION THAT WILL BE CONTAINED LATER 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, AND DAYS OF LOST TIME.  ADDITIONAL



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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 THEIR MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY
AND THEN RECEIVE A JOB RESERVATION FORM THAT GUARANTEES THE JOB,
BONUS, AND/OR DUTY ASSIGNMENT.  THE SAILOR WILL THEN SERVE OUT THEIR
NAVY OBLIGATION (IN THE NAVY) UNTIL EAOS.  AFTER RECEIVING THEIR
NAVY DISCHARGE, THE SAILOR WILL NORMALLY SHIP OUT FOR THE ARMY
THE DAY AFTER THEIR 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 INTERSERVICE
TRANSFER USING APPLICATION PROCEDURES IN MILPERSMAN 1300-080.
COMMANDING OFFICER ENDORSEMENTS ARE REQUIRED.  ONCE APPROVED FOR
TRANSFER BY NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND, THE REQUEST WILL BE FORWARDED TO
THE ARMY FOR APPROVAL; MEMBERS SHOULD ANTICIPATE 3 MONTHS FOR THE
ARMY TO APPROVE THEIR REQUEST AND PROCESS ORDERS.
7.  POCS:
- BLUE TO GREEN PROGRAM AND ENLISTED SEPARATIONS:  ETCS(SS)



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ROLAND MIDGETT AT (901) 874-4439/DSN 882, OR EMAIL AT
ROLAND.MIDGETT@NAVY.MIL.
- OFFICER INTER-SERVICE TRANSFERS:  MR. KEITH CHAPPELL AT (901)
874-2085/DSN 882, OR EMAIL AT KEITH.CHAPPELL@NAVY.MIL.
8.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//
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