Simultaneous Membership Program

The objective of the ROTC Simultaneous Membership Program is to provide more ROTC graduates for Selected Reserve.

The ROTC/SMP is an officer-training program that requires Reserve Component (RC) enlisted status in a Troop Program Unit (TPU) for eligibility, either the Army Reserve or the National Guard. Enlisted members of TPU who contract in the ROTC Advance Course must assume SMP status, or be discharged from their unit. They cannot remain in a TPU as a contracted ROTC cadet unless they assume SMP status.


  • Receive experience and serve in a TPU as a company grade officer.
  • Receive a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) contract if desired. Non-scholarship students may request GRFD contract and, if approved, are assured they will have USAR unit duty only.
  • Receive pay as an E-5 for weekend drills.
  • Receive annual training pay with TPU.
  • Receive a ROTC subsistence allowance.
  • Receive cadet pay for summer training in your junior year.


  • Have an SMP Contract Agreement
  • Be contracted in the ROTC Advance Course
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be eligible to enlist in a TPU
  • Meet the criteria for enrollment in MS II, MS III, or MS IV ROTC classes; enroll as a full-time student, and be in a program that leads to a Baccalaureate or Advanced Degree
  • Attain and maintain a cumulative GPA greater than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be of good moral character
  • Meet medical fitness standards
  • Meet height and weight standards
  • Complete LTC or the equivalent
  • Be at least 17 years of age and under 25 years of age at the time of enlistment
  • Except for the recipients of the RFD Scholarship Program, who are required to participate in the ROTC/SMP, cadets receiving financial assistance under the Army ROTC Scholarship Program are not eligible to participate in the SMP. SMP cadets that accept ROTC Scholarships will be transferred from the TPU to Control Group (ROTC) prior to acceptance of the scholarship