SIMULTANEOUS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM (SMP)

The SMP is a volunteer officer training program that allows Army National Guard and Army Reserve enlisted members to participate in the ROTC Program. Upon completion of Basic Training, a reserve component solider that is completing a four year degree can join ROTC and earn a commission as an officer in the United States Army upon graduation.

In addition, contracted non-active duty scholarship ROTC cadets and Reserve Forces Duty (RFD) scholarship cadets can join a reserve component unit and the SMP.

The intent of SMP is to increase officer accessions into the Reserve Components by increasing ROTC enrollment from enlisted National Guard and Reserve members who are attending college.

WHAT IS SMP TO ME?

The SMP program provides:

  • An opportunity to gain both a commission as a Second Lieutenant and a college degree
  • Hands-on management and leadership training
  • An ROTC cadet stipend as a contracted ROTC cadet plus E-5 drill pay as a serving Guardsmen or Reservist
  • Annual Training and ROTC Advanced Camp pay
  • An opportunity to win a 2-year RFD scholarship
  • An opportunity for volunteer training in Airborne, Air Assault, Northern or Mountain Warfare Training

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Anyone who:

  • Has completed Basic Training
  • Is an academic sophomore and in the National Guard or Reserve
  • Is physically qualified
  • Is under 30 years of age upon commissioning (possible with a waiver through age 34)
  • Has a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Has a current military obligation
  • Is a full time student
  • Is a U.S. citizen

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ENROLL IN SMP?

The individual must:

  • Enlist in the Army National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve if not already a member
  • Discuss his/her interest with the unit commander, and gain a letter of acceptance into the SMP program
  • Interview with the ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer or Professor of Military Science
  • Take a physical or have a previous one reviewed
  • Register for Military Science
  • Provide ROTC unit with:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Copy of DD 214 / NGB 220
    • DA 4836 if less than 4 years are left on your current enlistment
    • -NGB 594-1 or DA 4892
    • -APFT Card (DA 705)
    • -Copy of college transcripts and ACT/SAT scores

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