The purpose of the SMP Program is to: (1) give eligible enlisted members of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve an opportunity to participate in the Advanced ROTC Program; (2) provide Non-scholarship, Reserve Forces Duty scholarship, Military Junior College scholarship, or Dedicated Army National Guard scholarship students an opportunity to serve in an Army National Guard/Army Reserve unit while participating in ROTC.
The intent of the SMP is to increase officer accessions into the Army National Guard/Army Reserve Components by increasing ROTC enrollment from enlisted RC members who are attending college. The SMP also reinforces training on the role of the commissioned officer in the Army and gives Cadets the experience of working with soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers.
Upon completion of Basic Training, or equivalent qualification [MSI & MSII, LTC], an Army National Guard/Army Reserve Component soldier or ROTC cadet, who has 30 credits towards their major and 3yrs or less to graduation, can contract in the Basic (MSII) or Advanced ROTC Program and earn a commission as an officer in the United States Army while completing their college degree.
The ROTC/SMP is a volunteer officer training program designed to increase the number of ROTC officers available 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 unit experience.
Is a reserve officer trainee assigned to a Reserve Component Troop Program Unit (TPU), while simultaneously participating as a contracted cadet in the ROTC Advanced Course at a university or college.
ARNG – NGR 600-100, para 13-4, 13-5; AR 611-201, para 7-5
USAR – AR 601-210, para 10-7d; para 10-8d; Table 9-9, Enlistment option 9-H: AR 37-104-10, para 2-13
The ARNG and the USAR administer a number of incentive programs, to include:
Additional educational benefits that may be available to ROTC SMP participants:
ARNG – NGR 600-100, para 13-11
USAR – AR 601-210, para 10-8e-f
SMP participants will be assigned duties commensurate with those of a 2nd Lieutenant, under the supervision of a commissioned officer.
ARNG reference – NGR 600-100, para 13-10; NGR 350-1.
USAR reference – AR 601-210, para 10-8h; AR 135-91, para 4-8; AR 140-1, para 320.
When there is a conflict between required ROTC training and unit training ROTC takes precedence
NOTE: Consideration should be given to the many commitments (ROTC, unit, school, student activities, family, etc.) that an ROTC cadet has; commanders should, when appropriate, provide flexibility when planning required or make-up training for SMP cadets.
Cadet Command Reg 145-1
SMP – Simultaneous Membership Program in both the Army National Guard and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
SMP (scholarship monies for 1 year)
-Drill pay/mo x 2 days = $254.60 mo (E-5/under 2 yrs)
+14 days for Annual Training
-Montgomery GI Bill (TAX FREE) = ($11,844.00 total) @ $329.00 mo
X36 mo/4 academic school years (fall/spring)
-Tuition Assistance – (federal/state)
$4,500.00 per year max/average semester at SUU =$2200+
-MGIB Kicker-ROTC/National Guard kicker (TAX FREE) = @ $350.00 mo
-ROTC Stipend – (living expense)
-Sophomore yr = $350.00
-Junior yr = $450.00
-Senior yr = $500.00
ALL UTAH ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS PAY IN-STATE TUITION!
For more info:
SFC Brent Bergener
SMP Scholarship Coordinator
Southern Utah University ROTC