Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

Simultaneous membership program is a was for enlisted service members to join Army ROTC.
Whether students want to go in to the Active Duty, the Army Reserves, or the Army National Guard, Cadets build lifelong leadership skills to prepare them for their future careers as Army Officers while obtaining their four year degree in the degree of their choice. There are plenty of different opportunities available whether you're a current UC Davis student, inbound transfer student, currently an enlisted Army Reserve or National Guard Soldier, or even an active duty enlisted Soldier. Contact us to find out more about your options!

Simultaneous Membership Program

The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) allows students to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. While participating in monthly drill exercises with assigned Army Reserve and Army National Guard units, SMP Cadets serve as Officer trainees while attending school and working on a four year degree. During this time, SMP Cadets can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to the Army ROTC allowances.

Categories of SMP Cadets are as follows:

  • SMP Non-Scholar: SMP Cadets have status in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves and can compete for Active Duty without taking an ROTC Scholarship. During this time, Cadets will receive the ROTC Stipend of $420 per month and Montgomery GI Bill benefits if eligible
  • Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty (GRFD) Non-Scholarship: GRFD Non-Scholarship Cadets have status in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves and can compete for Active Duty after revocation of GRFD control number and students do not take an ROTC Scholarship. During this time, Cadets will receive the ROTC Stipend of $420 per month and Montgomery GI Bill benefits if eligible.
  • Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty (GRFD) Scholarship: GRFD Scholarship Cadets have status in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves, have a GRFD control number or dedicated Scholarship, and can NOT compete for active duty as they will be placed into the Army National Guard or Army Reserves upon graduation. During their time in college, Cadets will receive full tuition and fees or room and board scholarship, as well as the ROTC monthly stipend and yearly book stipend.

Upon graduation SMP Cadets will receive their commission as a Second Lieutenant. Dependent on contract stipulations, newly commissioned SMP Cadets will serve in either the National Guard, Army Reserves or the Active Army. For more information contact us or your local Army recruiters.