I am a Virginia high school student hoping to attend Army ROTC. I have two questions about the Simultaneous Membership Program. Thank you very much for your help. First: Is it possible to utilize SMP and then commission into an active duty unit so long as I do not accept any financial aid that mandates that I serve in the Reserves or Guard? Second: Does time spent in the Reserves as an enlisted man count as Time in Service for purposes of promotion as an officer? Would the answer to this differ depending on whether I go Active or Reserves after ROTC?