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SMP at an SMC?

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by JBL2012, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. JBL2012

    JBL2012 Army ROTC Cadet - MS3 5-Year Member

    Dec 12, 2010
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    Hello, I'm currently exploring my options for a path to commission in the Army. I've made a few posts on the ROTC side of things but I figured pertaining to SMC's I should post here.

    1. It is my understanding that by attending and graduating from an SMC I am guaranteed active duty correct?

    2. If I participate in SMP to an SMC is that guarantee negated, or can I still opt to go Active Duty?

    I ask this because SMP is meant to be a source for Reserve Officers, but I would like to go Active Duty if at all possible.
  2. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    If the PMS so recommends- yes you will get Active Duty. Participation in SMP will not change that- unless you are on a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship.
    I don't know what school you are interested in attending- if VMI then I would suggest that you contact either of the people below with your specific questions.
    MAJ Timothy Crider
    Phone: (540) 464-7187
    Email: criderte@vmi.edu

    Mr. Thomas Atkinson
    Phone: (540) 464-7680
    Email: atkinsonte@vmi.edu

    The links at the VMI Army ROTC site will also answer some of these questions for you:
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
  3. tonk002

    tonk002 5-Year Member

    Oct 9, 2010
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