I'm a first year MS1 in my school's Army ROTC program thinking about doing SMP also. I'm a Freshman right now, and I've already spoke to a recruiter about what to do. I was suggested to go to BT this summer and also take AIT. This way I can maximize the amount of money I will receive through out my contract and to also come out with a mos job. Problem is I would need to sacrifice my Sophmore year of school in the fall because I potentially won't be able to make it back from AIT to attend the fall semester. I wanted to know if there was anyone who did split op and those who just went and did both and what were the positives and negatives of each. I don't want to graduate a semester later when I can just take AIT the following Summer instead.