ROTC SMP

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  1. rotcapplicant

    rotcapplicant Member

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    I still do not entirely get this program. I recieved the 4 year Army ROTC scholarship, and I wouldn't mind doing national guard additionally.

    I need the benefits to cover room and board, and I wouldn't mind some pocket money. How does this exactly work? Can someone explain more clearly what this is besides me attending once a month trainings?
     
  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    I don't believe that you can participate in the SMP program if you are an Army ROTC scholarship winner unless you have a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Scholarship.
    Below is from the VMI Website.
    http://www.vmi.edu/show.aspx?tid=36793&id=2498&ekmensel=8f9c37c3_190_194_2498_7
    Simultaneous Membership Program

    The SMP is a program in which ROTC contracted cadets simultaneously serve as members of the US Army Reserve (USAR) and ROTC as officer trainees. The program is available for all non-scholarship cadets and mandatory for all Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Program (GRFD) Scholarship recipients
    Cadets with “campus based” scholarships are not eligible to participate in the program unless they convert that type of scholarship to a GRFD Scholarship.
     

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