Army Reserve while in ROTC?

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  1. Jwmiller6

    Jwmiller6 Member

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    Is it possible to been in the Army Reserve while I am attending college and participating in ROTC?
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    It's called the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)...google it.
     
  3. Jwmiller6

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    Thank you!

    I looked into it, and I had one question that I could not find an exact answer to. Can I do SMP in my Freshman year, or do I have to be a sophomore?
     
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    You can swear into the Reserves as a Freshman and depending on the guidelines receive tuition assistance during your Freshman year. You cannot contract with AROTC until Sophomore year or later depending on when contracts are available within your school. I strongly suggest talking with the ROOs at your top choice schools to get their advice and input about SMP cadets timeline to contract and any limitations in the number of contracts that they know about.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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