Non-Scholarship SMP Cadet Incentives
The Simultaneous Member Program (SMP) allows for CONTRACTED Cadets to drill with a National Guard or Army Reserves Unit while maintaining a NON-DEPLOYABLE Status. However if the ROTC Dept has an FTX scheduled for the same weekend you will be excused from drill to attend that FTX.
ALL SMP Cadets that are not prior service will be paid as an E-5 (SGT).
Any service member that has the rank of E-5 or Above will maintain their regular drill pay.
As a service member in the National Guard or Army Reserves you are eligible to receive Tuition Assistance (TA), which will pay your school tuition up to $4,500 per year, Montgomery GI Bill $3948 per year*, and Montgomery GI Bill Kicker**. Also the New Post 9/11 GI Bill now includes a BAH at the Rank of E-5(w/dependants) only for active duty service performed after September 10, 2001, may be considered for determining eligibility for this new benefit. To be eligible, a service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty. However, individuals honorably discharged for a service-connected disability who served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, may also establish eligibility.
All CONTRACTED Cadets are paid a monthly stipend, which is paid on the 1st & the 15th.
In addition your time in service as an SMP Cadets goes towards your pay, however it does not count towards your 8 year obligation to the Army that starts the day after you commission.