A Reserve Component (RC) soldier who is an academic junior can join the Advanced ROTC Program and earn a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army upon completing their college degree. In addition, contracted non-scholarship cadets and Reserve Forces Duty (RFD) scholarship cadets can join an RC unit and the SMP.
Advanced Course ROTC SMP students are paid for their Guard/Reserve training and receive the ROTC allowance of up to $2000 for each of their two years in the Advanced Course. Upon completing the ROTC program, the officer has an eight-year obligation, which can be served in the Reserve Forces, on Active Duty or a combination of the two.
Q. Who is eligible to join the Simultaneous Membership Program?
A. To be eligible, you must:
Q. I'm already in the Guard or Reserves, how do I enroll in SMP?
A. This is how to enroll in SMP if you are currently enlisted in the Guard or Reserves:
Q. I'm not currently in a Guard/Reserve unit, how do I enroll in SMP?
A. This is how to enroll in SMP if you are not currently enlisted in the Guard or Reserves:
NOTE: If you have successfully completed the MS I and MS II years (Basic Course), you are not required to complete Basic Training as an SMP cadet.
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