Army ROTC SMP Program
The Simultaneous Membership Program is an option that will allow you to contract with Army ROTC and enlist in the Army Reserves or National Guard at the same time. You'll be paid at the rate of at least a Sergeant (E-5) when fulfilling your Army Reserve or National Guard training and you'll receive the ROTC allowance. You'll serve as an Officer trainee in an Army Reserve or National Guard unit and perform duties that commensurate with the grade of Second Lieutenant. Once you graduate and commission, you may continue your military service with your unit or transfer to active duty in the US Army. If you also accept a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty scholarship or Dedicated National Guard scholarship, you are obligated to serve as an Officer in the Army Reserve or National Guard after graduation.
Students must meet the same requirements for non-scholarship cadets, must be enlisted or eligible for enlistment in the National Guard or Army Reserve, be at least an academic sophomore (@30 credit hours, depending on major), be enrolled in MLTY 201 or above, and provide the SMP agreement to The Army ROTC Department at The Citadel.