sittingcadetThe Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) allows you to participate in 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. Cadets serve as Officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances. DOWNLOAD THE SMP BROCHURE

SMP Cadets:

  • Are full-time college students who are enlisted (or planning to enlist) in the National Guard or Army Reserves
  • Participate in all ROTC classes and training
  • Are assigned to Officer Trainee positions in their ARNG or USAR units and get hands-on leadership training
  • Attend weekend drill each month and two weeks of annual training each summer with their ARNG or USAR unit
  • Continue to receive all pay, allowances, bonuses and benefits provided by the ARNG or USAR in addition to any ROTC incentives
  • Are paid as a Sergeant (E-5) for their drill and annual training
  • Wear cadet rank at training (instead of their enlisted rank)

Upon completing the ROTC program and graduation, SMP cadets are commissioned as Second Lieutenants and their previous enlistment contracts are terminated. At this point SMP participants have the same range of options all other ROTC cadets, including options for Active Duty, National Guard, or Army Reserves service; over a dozen career fields to choose from; and choice of duty location.


Benefits:

  • Federal (ARNG and USAR) and State (ARNG only) tuition assistance
  • In-state tuition rates
  • May compete for Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships (see Scholarships tab)
  • Training opportunities and schools (Airborne, Air Assault, etc.) from both the ROTC and ARNG/USAR
  • Eligible for Guard Recruiting Assistance Program benefits
  • Montgomery GI Bill benefits (upon completion of Basic Training)
  • Eligible for all applicable ARNG/USAR benefits of a service member

Participating in the SMP does not limit your choices as a future officer. SMP cadets can serve as Active Duty officers, stay in their current components (ARNG or USAR), or switch from ARNG to USAR (or vice versa). They cannot keep their current MOS, since they will be commissioned officers, but can stay in the same career field if they desire--or they can pick an entirely different field.

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Requirements:

  • Sophomore status and enrolled as a full-time student
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA
  • Eligible to contract into the ROTC program
  • Currently in the ARNG or USAR or eligible for enlistment


For more information about the Simultaneous Membership Program contact:

Dr. Joseph Hasper SSG Jarrett Seigle
(717) 477-1896 or jjhasper@ship.edu (717) 451-7476 or jarrett.g.seigle.mil@mail.mil


Upcoming Events  

Cadet For A Day   
April 27, 2017
8am - 4pm at Shippensburg University                        
High school Juniors and Seniors spend a day
shadowing one of our cadets through a normal 
college day--including ROTC class. 

Click here to register online

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High School Scholarship Applications   
June 14, 2017 thru January 11, 2018
Current high school juniors can apply for a
full 4-year scholarship to one of over 1100
colleges--including Shippensburg!

Apply online at www.goarmy.com                        

Fall 2018 ROTC Enrollment 
Thru September 1, 2017 
Incoming and current Ship students can get
started in ROTC with no testing or military
obligation. Adding a 2 credit Military Science
Course to your schedule puts you on the path
to leadership excellence.

ROTC Early Arrival Program  
August 22-24, 2018  
Incoming Ship freshmen who are starting
ROTC: get a jump start on the semester by
moving in a day early! Includes ROTC book,
uniform, and equipment issue plus overview
of ROTC procedures and training.

Officer-Ship Seminar  
November 18, 2018  
Join us for a half-day seminar on ROTC, Officer
careers, and a detailed look at the High School
Scholarship Program

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For Information:

   
Dr. Joseph Hasper
ROTC Enrollment Officer
Wright Hall 207

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Telephone: 717-477-1896  
Cell/Text: 717-404-7092
Fax: 717-477-1783
ROTC@ship.edu

Click here for info!


Current Cadets:
For pay, contract, and travel issues contact:
Mr. Byron Stouffer
717-477-1782 BCStouffer@ship.edu
Wright Hall 206

For uniform or equipment issues contact:
Mr. Rodney Oberbroeckling
717-477-1794 RJOberbroeckling@ship.edu
Wright Hall 018

Army Links

www.army.mil - Official Homepage of the US Army

goarmy.com/rotc - Learn more about Army ROTC

Army Reserve - All about the Army Reserves

National Guard - Official website for Pennsylvania Army National Guard

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