The 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Sophomore status and enrolled as a full-time student
- Minimum 2.00 GPA
- Eligible to contract into the ROTC program
- Eligible for enlistment in the ARNG or USAR
For more information about the Simultaneous Membership Program contact:
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Early Arrival Program
August 23-24, 2016
8am - 4pm
If you are new to ROTC, this two-day program is for you!
Times and details will be sent to you in August if you are
enrolled in Military Science 131. If you still need to
enroll please contact Dr. Hasper.
October 27, 2016
For current Shippensburg ROTC cadets.
37th Annual 5k/10k Race
October 29, 2016
Held annually on Homecoming Weekend, this fun race
is run on and around the Shippensburg University
campus, with a portion of the proceeds going to the
Wounded Warrior Project.
Annual Officer-Ship Seminar
November 12, 2016
9am - 12pm in Grove Hall (Room 101)
This seminar is designed to give high school Juniors,
Seniors, and their parents detailed, in-depth
information about college ROTC, the ROTC Scholarship
process, and careers as an Army Officer.
Registration opens October 1, 2016
Dr. Joseph Hasper
ROTC Enrollment Officer
Wright Hall 207
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
For pay, contract, and travel issues contact:
Mr. Byron Stouffer
Wright Hall 206
For uniform or equipment issues contact:
Mr. Rodney Oberbroeckling
Wright Hall 018