POINT OF CONTACT CHANGE FOR BLUE TO GREEN ARMY INITIATIVE

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R 141316Z JAN 08
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
UNCLAS
NAVADMIN 007/08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JAN// 
SUBJ/POINT OF CONTACT CHANGE FOR BLUE TO GREEN ARMY 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/RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN 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 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 
LATER IN THE DD 214.  ARMY RECRUITING REQUESTS NAVY HELP 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 HIS OR HER 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/OR 
DUTY ASSIGNMENT.  THE SAILOR WILL THEN SERVE OUT HIS OR HER 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 INTERSERVICE 
TRANSFER USING APPLICATION PROCEDURES IN MILPERSMAN 1300-081.  
COMMANDING OFFICER ENDORSEMENTS ARE REQUIRED.  ONCE APPROVED BY THE 
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:  YNC(SW) ANGELA 
ANDREWS AT
(901) 874-4439/DSN 882, OR EMAIL ANGELA.J.ANDREWS(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 J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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