rptc/smp question

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  1. c5load

    c5load New Member

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    Hi all,
    Strange question, if anyone's in the know... I contracted into the ROTC on the 17th, and have been doing what I can to get squared away for SMP. The recruiter I've been working with has very little experience with smp cadets, and my enrollment officer for ROTC is also pretty new.
    The NG wants me in this week for a swearing in and paperwork, where I've heard that all they need to do is send the smp forms to my battalion.
    Has anyone here gone through the smp process? I'm wanted to go ad next year, so I'm hesitant to sign any paperwork with the ng.
    anyone know how this should go?
    thanks.
     
  2. czs21

    czs21 Member

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    this doesn't help you at all, so i apologize, but what state are you from? I too plan on doing SMP when i attend college next year.
     
  3. c5load

    c5load New Member

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    No problem at all.. I'm in CA, attending ROTC at Santa Clara University.
     
  4. plmmar

    plmmar Member

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    BdaMom may be able to answer that question since her son did SMP.
    You could private msg her.
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    a couple things...you say you want to go ad next year, not sure what you mean by that. Once you sign into the guard or reserves you are in the guard or reserves and will have to drill. You cannot contract into ROTC until next year, unless you are on scholarship. If you are on scholarship, you cannot SMP until your sophomore year....Have I confused you yet. You will belong to the guard for a year if you enlist now. At my school we consider freshmen in the guard SMP even though, technically, they aren't until the contract with ROTC also. If you want to go Active Duty when you graduate, SMP is still an option, but probably not a scholarship. There are just a few too many variables for me to accurately answer your question without a little more info.
     
  6. c5load

    c5load New Member

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    Sorry, I had forgotten to mention... I'm a prior service incoming ms3 :) that was probably a pretty crucial omission.
    Either way, I got word that I did in fact need to swear in to the NG, so its a moot point. Thank you all.

    And damn my phone for not correcting rptc to ROTC. :)
     

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