I have a couple questions regarding SMP program so i can properly relay information to a hardheaded Sargeant Major aka my dad. -If you SMP through NG does that fully commit you to NG meaning you won't be able to go AD after graduating? -Is it possible to contract your freshmen year if you're doing SMP? -If you're not able to contract your freshmen yr does that mean you ARE deployable with your unit? -Do you have to attend basic to do SMP or are you totally exempt from it if you're at the start of freshmen yr? *regarding basic before anyone assumes anything. no i'm not afraid of going to basic. i actually enjoy the thought of it. but i have relatives coming from Puerto Rico for my graduation that i seldomly see (once every 5 or so years) and it would be a real bummer if i couldn't spend time with them because i had to go to basic. Thank you in advance for any answers.