Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

The Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and the U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) offer the Simultaneous Membership Program to qualified full time college students who become members of the Army National Guard and Reserve.

The Simultaneous Membership is a 2 to 3-year program whereby Cadets serve in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve as an Officer in Training; or paid internship; and attend Army ROTC classes "simultaneously".  

This is a special program available only to Non-Scholarship and Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty (GRFD) contracted cadets accepted into the Advanced Course of Army ROTC.  These Cadets get to use the skills they have developed in Army ROTC in real military unit as officers in training.  SMP Cadets  will earn $287 for one weekend per month of training, and be eligible to participate in the units two-weeks of Annual Training.  As a Simultaneous Membership Cadet you are first a student and Cadet of the US. Army Cadet Command.  Therefore, you are not eligible to deploy with your unit while enrolled in the program.

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