Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
SMP is a volunteer officer training program designed to increase the number of ROTC officers available for
Reserve Forces Duty. It allows Cadets to drill with Army Guard or Reserve units as an officer trainee while
attending college and ROTC. Cadets participate in the training and activities of the unit but are in a
non-deployable status. Should the Reserve or National Guard unit deploy, and the Soldier/Cadet is contracted
into the SMP ROTC program, the Soldier/Cadet will not be required to deploy.
This program is for both prior service Soldiers in the Army Guard or Army Reserve as well as Cadets
without experience or prior service. It benefits the future officer with leadership and Reserve Component
For an ROTC Cadet to become a participant in the SMP, an individual must:
Be fully contracted as non-scholarship in the ROTC Advanced Course, contracted as an MS II Cadet, or
fully contracted on a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD).
Be eligible for enlistment in or already assigned to, an Army Natioanl Guard (ARNG) or Army Reserve
(USAR) unit as an officer trainee and have completed an SMP agreement.
Benefits of the Simultaneous Membership Program:
To join the Army Reserves, contact:
100% coverage of tuition and fees for those who qualify.
- A cash bonus depending on MOS.
- Monthly, tax-free stipends of $420/month
- Drill pay at E-5 Pay Grade
- G.I. Bill benefits for those who qualify.
SFC Sang Truong
To join the Army National Guard, contact:
SSG Andrea Diggs
SSG Evan Minahan
Greensburg cadets, contact:
SSG Michael Mason
University and Robert Morris cadets, contact:
SSG Zachary Olszewski