Mr. Ron Sargent

Recruiting Operations Officer

Mr. Sargent enlisted into the US Army active component in 1988 as a Military Police Corps enlisted Soldier. After reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant (P) he left Active Duty in 1998.  While continuing his service in the US Army reserve component and completing his undergraduate degree he attended Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).  Upon graduating with his bachelors he was commissioned into the US Army active component as a Military Police Corps Officer in 2000.  After commissioning Mr. Sargent assignments included Platoon Leader, 984th Military Police Company, Fort Carson, CO; Battalion Maintains Officer, 759th Military Police Battalion, Pentagon, Washington DC; Platoon Leader, 4th Military Police Company, Iraq; Provost Marshal, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Iraq; Company Commander, 217th Military Police Detachment and Headquarters & Headquarters Company, US Army Garrison, Fort Lee, VA; Observer-Controller Trainer Team Chief, Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, IN; Deputy Team Chief, Stability Transition Team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Iraq; and Assistant Professor of Military Science, The Ohio State University Army ROTC, Columbus, OH.  After completing over 25 years of service Mr. Sargent retired from the US Army as a Major in 2013.  His current position is as the Recruiting Operations Officer at The Ohio State University Army ROTC where he is continuing his service as a member of the Army Civilian Corps.



  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

If you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site.


If you’re interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you are a Freshman, you will enroll in the MS 1 class. If you are a sophomore, you have the option to be a Compression Cadet and enroll in both the MS 1 and MS 2 classes (3 credits total). You can attend Basic Camp after your sophomore year if you weren’t able to take both freshman and sophomore ROTC classes.

Talk to your campus Military Science department about other ways to join Army ROTC and incentives available, including opportunities to compete for scholarships.


If you are a student already in college and would like to explore Army ROTC, there are scholarships ranging from 2-year to 3-year.


The deadline for submission of Green to Gold ADO and Scholarship Applications will be determined upon opening of the application window.

The Army Green to Gold Program is designed to offer Enlisted Soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn a commission as Army Officers. This program offers enlisted Soldiers several unique ways to earn a baccalaureate or graduate degree:

  • Green to Gold Scholarship Option — For Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college while receiving full tuition or room and board (capped), flat rate book payment and a monthly stipend.
  • Green to Gold Active Duty Option — For Soldiers who want to remain on Active Duty and attend college.
  • Green to Gold Non-Scholarship — For Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college while receiving a monthly stipend.