So I am getting a plan together so that when it's time for college, I can be ready to go, (I'm a sophomore in high school). Now before anything else, I want to express that I have done my research and have been lurking on here so for the most part I know how this works, I am not one of those kids thinking, "I want to be an officer and have no idea where to start". With that being said, I am not 100% on how the SMP cadet portion of ROTC works. I know that you will drill with NG one weekend a month and have PT also. Secondly, don't you get some sort of extra pay/stipend? Please explain this to me. Also, how does the Split Training Option work? I realize that this is for like continuing school while in the military and I am under the impression that this makes you eligible for enlisted personnel tuition assistance. Am I correct? Thank you for your time and I hope to be back here for any questions I may have.