Son just earned a coveted scholarship. But it's not a 4yr like his older brother got 2 yrs ago. Its a 3 yr. Active army Col. friend and my older son are telling me an SMP may be preferable. 4yr son says other than boot camp, the SMP guys have the same status in the battalion and have more money issued to them. Should we go the SMP route rather the accept the 3yr. scholarship? What would be the downside of going SMP rather than accepting 3/4 yr. scholarships?