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Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

What is the Simultaneous Membership Program?

The SMP program allows soldiers of the Utah National Guard (UTNG) or the Army Reserves (USAR) to participate in the Advanced ROTC program at the same time. It is a powerful training program that has many benefits and allows the cadet to decide if they wish to compete for active duty or Commission into the ARNG/USAR. Army Basic Training give ROTC credit for the Basic Course, the first two years of ROTC. Guard and Reserve soldiers can enroll in the 1000 and 2000 level ROTC courses without contracting as an ROTC cadet.

Financial Benefits

E-5 Drill Pay $274/month
GI Bill $317/month (tax free) (amount may vary depending on previous military service status)
Kicker (6 year commmitment) $350/month (tax free)
ROTC Stipend $300-$500/month (tax free)
TOTAL $1241-$1441


Tuition Assistance

NG/USAR $4500 Federal (can not exceed)
NG $1500 - $4500 State - first come, first serve (maximum).  STA maybe combined with Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) and Kicker (additional tuition). 


Scholarships:  Get all of the above (Reserve and NG) plus pays tuition, books, and housing (not Federal ROTC Scholarships).

GRFD ScholarshipTuition up to $20,000 per year

Books $1200 per year

ROTC Stipend $300-$500


Need a GRFD Contract

Dedicated NG Scholarship

- Can use Chapter 30 Active Duty GI Bill

- Cannot use Chapter 1606 NG/USAR Gi Bill


You will wear cadet rank, be mentored by an officer in the unit, and serve as an officer trainee (MOS 09R20).


  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • Junior year in college
  • Enlisted in the Reserves or National Guard
  • Minimum of a 2.0 GPA (2.5 GPA for Scholarships)
  • Completed basic training or equivalent
  • Pass the APFT
  • Be medically and morally qualified


If you have any questions regarding the about information, please contact:
SFC David Bawden, 801-209-9451 or the Department through our centralized email box at or 801-587-1855.

Main office phone 801-581-6716.

Last Updated: 11/16/22