Army Reserve Simultaneous Membership Program. What is Army Reserve SMP?. SMP – Simultaneous Membership Program A leader development program designed to facilitate college education for graduating seniors and prepare them to serve as commissioned officers in the United States Army Reserve.
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What is Army Reserve SMP? SMP – Simultaneous Membership Program A leader development program designed to facilitate college education for graduating seniors and prepare them to serve as commissioned officers in the United States Army Reserve. SMP Cadets serve in both a University ROTC program and the Army Reserves
Qualifications • PARTICIPATING Soldier in the Army Reserve • Attend one weekend a month and two weeks in summer • Complete Basic Training and AIT(Standard or Alt) • Accepted into a University offering ROTC • Academically align themselves and incorporate Military Science classes • Non Scholarship Cadet • Eligible to contract with ROTC: • Meet Height/Weight Standards • Pass Physical Fitness Test • MEPS physical with 2 years or pass DODMERB • Enrolled in 4 year University and Military Science Classes
ROTC Universities • Michigan State University • Lansing Community College • University of Michigan • Wayne State University • University of Detroit Mercy • Oakland University • Davenport University • Western Michigan University • Grand Valley State University • Calvin College • Hope College • Albion College • Olivet College • Central Michigan University • Ferris State University • Eastern Michigan University • Spring Arbor University • Baker College of Jackson • Jackson Community College • Washtenaw Community College • Northern Michigan University • Michigan Technological University • Finlandia University
Basic Pay for Training • Basic Training: $3244(E2) • AIT: $3244(E2) • Bonus: ½ of bonus(receipt upon completion of BT/AIT) • LDAC Pay: $2,061 (Summer of your Junior year) • Annual Training: $1622(E2) $2061(E5)
Financial Benefits for College Tuition • Drill Pay: $216(E2) $274(E5) • GI Bill: $333 • Kicker: $350 • Stipend: $350/$450/$500 • Tuition Assistance: $4500 • $2592 • $3288 • $3330 • $3500 • $3500-$5000 • $4500 • Total: $17422 Sophomore • Total: $18422 Junior • Total: $ 18922 Senior
Tuition and Fees for Michigan Universities • Michigan State University: $11,434 • Eastern Michigan University: $8,190 • University of Michigan: $12,952 • Western Michigan University: $7,654 • Central Michigan University: $ 10,170 • Northern Michigan University: $7,454
Life as an ROTC Cadet • Being a college student is top priority • 6-12 hours of ROTC activities per week • Military Science Class (1-3 hours) • Leadership Laboratories (2 hours) • Physical Training (3 hours) • Extracurricular Groups (3 hours) • One mandatory weekend training event per semester at Fort Custer, MI
Gold Bar The Cadet Journey Junior Senior Sophomore Freshman Foundations of Officership Individual Leadership Studies Leadership and Problem Solving Combat Leadership LDAC Basic Leadership Leadership and Teamwork Leadership & Ethics Officership Military History Field Training/Leadership Labs Leadership Assessment/Development Bachelors Degree
LDAC • Leadership Development Assessment Course • 5 weeks at Fort Lewis, WA the summer after Junior year • Cadets evaluated on leadership ability through various individual and team building exercises • Physical Fitness Test • Land Nav/Night Land Nav • Rifle Qualification
Life as an Army Reserve Soldier • Drill with Unit One Weekend a month • Sat/Sun • Two 4 day Drills-Qualification/Record PT test • Paid as an E-5 once contracted with ROTC • Three Week Annual Training • Units Yearly Exercise • Non deployable once contracted with ROTC
Graduation and Commission • Upon Graduation from the College the student will be Commissioned as a 2LT in the Army Reserve or Active Army if they choose. • Army Reserve: • Continue with One Weekend a Month and Two weeks in Summer • Earn $366.08 for each Weekend Training • Earn $ 1372.80 for Annual Training • Healthcare and Life Insurance available • Active Army: • $2745.60 per month for base pay • Housing allowance based on location • Full Benefits package to include medical, dental, life insurance and 30 days of vacation each year • Opportunities to travel
Point of Contact Staff Sergeant Lee Emerson Army Career Counselor 5648 Saginaw Hwy Lansing, MI 48917 517-321-3660 877-333-1592 Lee.Emerson@usarec.army.mil
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