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National Guard & US Army Reserve

National Guard & US Army Reserve

Cadets interested in being a part of either the US Army Reserve (USAR) or National Guard (NG) AND the ROTC program will take part in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

What is SMP?

The SMP Program is a volunteer Officer training program designed to increase the number of ROTC Officers accessed for Reserve Forces Duty (RFD). It encourages enrollment and participation in the ROTC Advanced Military Course and provides the future Officer with leadership and reserve unite experience.

What types of SMP options are there?

There are a multitude of options for both NG and USAR SMP cadets, ranging from non-scholarship to four year scholarships:

  • Non-scholarship: Can be SMP in NG or USAR. Can use federal (FTA) and state tuition assistance (STA). Can request to compete for active duty, USAR, or NG assignment.
  • GRFD USAR Scholarship: Pays benefits for up to 4 semesters. Must drill in USAR unit. Cannot use FTA. Cannot compete for active duty, but can request USAR or NG assignment.
  • GRFD ARNG Scholarship: Pays benefits for up to 4 semesters. Must drill in a NG unit. Cannot use FTA, but can use STA. Cannot compete for active duty, but can request NG or USAR assignment.
  • Dedicated USAR scholarship: Pays benefits for up to 6 semesters. Must drill in USAR unit. Cannot use FTA. Will only get a USAR assignment.
  • Dedicated ARNG scholarship: Pays benefits for up to 6 semesters. Must drill in NG unit. Cannot use FTA, but can use STA. Will only get a NG assignment.
  • Dedicated USAR Minuteman scholarship: Pays benefits for up to 8 semesters. Must drill in USAR unit. Cannot use FTA. Will only get a USAR assignment. Must have MSC, CASA, or USAR Ambassador endorsement.
  • Dedicated ARNG Minuteman scholarship: Pays benefits for up to 8 semesters. Must drill in NG unit. Cannot use FTA, but can use STA. Will only get a NG assignment. Must have State TAG or CASA endorsement.
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