Upcoming Events 

Officer-Ship Seminar
Saturday, November 2
Ceddia Union Building
Shippensburg University

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Contact Information

Dr. Joseph Hasper
Recruiting Operations Officer
U.S. Army ROTC
Wright Hall 204

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Telephone: 717-477-1896
Fax: 717-477-1783

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Army Reserve
National Guard

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Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) Cadets will:

  • Job shadow leaders in their Army National Guard (ARNG)/United States Army Reserve (USAR) unit and get hands-on management and leadership training
  • Attend weekend drill/annual training
  • Get paid as an E-5; wear cadet rank at training (cadet 2nd Lieutenant)


  • Eligible to federal (ARNG and USAR) and state (ARNG only) tuition assistance
    • In order to use these benefits, SMP cadets must be non-scholarship or using their scholarship towards Room and Board
  • Eligible for in-state tuition
  • Eligible for training opportunities and school slots from both the ROTC program and ARNG/USAR
  • Eligible for Guard Recruiting Assistance Program benefits
  • Eligible for Montgomery GI Bill benefits, if the SMP cadet completed basic training
  • Eligible to all applicable ARNG/USAR benefits of a service member
Cadets can participate in SMP and still access into Active Duty, although there are some limitations


  • At least sophomore status
  • Eligible to contract in the ROTC program
  • Eligible for enlistment in the ARNG/USAR
Enlisted Soldiers who are eligible to contract in the ROTC program can also participate in SMP