Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

SMP is a volunteer officer training program that allows simultaneous enrollment and participation in the ROTC Advanced Course (Military Science III and IV) or MS II level of military instruction and enlistment in the Reserve Components (RC). It provides the future officer with leadership and Reserve Component unit experience.

By definition, the SMP Cadet is a Reserve Officer Trainee assigned to a Reserve Component Troop Program Unit (TPU), while simultaneously participating as a contracted Cadet in ROTC at a university or college.  Should the Reserve or National Guard Soldiers’ unit deploy, and the Soldier is contracted into the SMP ROTC program, the Soldier will not be required to deploy. The Cadet can decide to enter either Active Duty or Reserve/National Guard in their senior year of collegiate studies.

  • Benefits of the Simultaneous Membership Program include:

  • Monthly stipend of $420 a month

  • State and/or Federal tuition assistance

  • Drill pay at E-5 Pay Grade

  • G.I. Bill® benefits for those who qualify

Those interested in the SMP Program may also be interested in the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) option, which guarantees service in the Army Reserve Component or Army National Guard upon commissioning. 

Point of Contact: Staff Sergeant Nestor Cordova (804) 314-1128.