SMP option

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  1. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    I promised I'd put something together on another thread about the SMP program. The SMP program is where you are enrolled in ROTC and a drilling Guard or Reserve soldier. Not everyone will get a scholarship or nomination, so this is another way to facilitate becoming an Officer, and get help paying for college. The post was a little rushed, so I have encouraged some of my SMP cadets to add some comments to my blog, and I invite all of you to do the same.

    The Purdue slide show posted in another thread was good, but had some dated info about the options.

    www.purdue.edu/armyrotc/_f/right/puarotc_ng_brief.pptx

    I especially like the timeline slides.

    Hope all this info helps

    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/smp-another-option/
     
  2. Ohio2015Parent

    Ohio2015Parent Member

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    Thank you for remembering to post these links. DS will bookmark them and look for any additional information your SMP cadets post on the blog. He will be staying in the dorms on our visit later this month...Ohio U has a number of SMPs that will be encouraged to hang out and talk with the prospects and they have Green to Gold cadet that DS really wants to talk with again, they met while on an earlier visit. Glad he gets the opportunity to hang out with the cadets in the informal setting of an overnight - however, after seeing the amazing help you extend to everyone here on the boards, I wish he was pursuing an engineering program and could consider your schools!!! :wink:

    Thanks again.
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The Green to Gold guys are a totally different breed. We have a full time Green to Gold recruiter at Fort Drum, and we added 5 plus one who didn't make the cut, but pursued ROTC after leaving the Army. Many of them are older, and have vast experience. Now a days they all have at least one deployment. What the other cadets learn from them, and what they learn from the younger cadets can't be measured. Enjoy OU, great school.

    PS...Clarkson has a great Business school (Dean is a West Point grad).
     

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