Hi, I am very much committed to doing Army ROTC next year as a freshman in college. I am looking into my summer plans and am very much entertaining the idea of joining the national guard during the summer after my senior year. My thinking is that the national guard will give me: -A way to confirm if I truly want to pursue a military career after ROTC -A summer full of purpose and meaning -More experience than other ROTC cadets -Help with college tuition and extra spending cash -More drive and discipline than average college students -SMP (still unclear on the exact specifics of this, but it sounds good) My plans after undergraduate are to apply to medical school and serve in the army as a surgeon. Can anyone think of any complications that joining the national guard this summer will create for me (other than the once/month commitment)? Thanks!