Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) allows advanced course students to serve in the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve and Army ROTC at the same time. ROTC SMP cadets are paid at the grade of a Sergeant (E-5) (currently a little over $200 for each month's weekend drill) for their Guard or Reserve drills, along with the ROTC stipend. ROTC SMP students serve as officer trainees in their Guard or Reserve units and are eligible for certain veterans educational benefits from their Guard or Reserve units. A typical reserve or guard SMP cadet can expect to receive over $1,100 per month in pocket!
Green to Gold Program
The Green to Gold Program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to leave, or are considering leaving, active duty to attend college. Quality enlisted soldiers with officer potential who have served at least two years on active duty are allowed to voluntarily request discharge from active duty, and enroll in Army ROTC to earn baccalaureate degrees and commissions as second lieutenants.