BLUE TO GREEN ARMY INITIATIVE UPDATE

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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.//

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