There have been several threads about the percentage of Army ROTC AD assignments being reduced in coming years. If that is the case many more ROTC cadets will be going into the National Guard or Reserves. In addition, many cadets are considering SMP as a path for Army ROTC which leads to a National Guard branching (I think). I'd like more information on career paths if going into the Guard or Reserves. For example: Is the Guard a part-time job (a weekend a month)? Do you do anything if in the Reserves or is this just a back-up list to be activated if more soldiers are needed? Can people switch from NG/Reserves to AD in their careers? If branching to NG or Reserves, it sounds like a cadet needs to get a civilian job, is that right? Are there MD or DVM (vet) roles in the NG or Reserves? My DD has only been thinking about AD roles in the Army. Any insight on these other career directions would be appreciated.