Mississippi Valley State University

March 30, 2015

Simultaneous Membership Program

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

This program provides an opportunity for students who belong to a Reserve or National Guard Unit, as enlisted soldiers to also be members of the Army ROTC Program. MS I and II Cadets are eligible to join a guard or reserve unit; however, only non-scholarship MS IIIs or IVs can hold a SMP slot.

A student accepted for the SMP and the Army ROTC Advanced Course retains affiliation with the Reserve or Guard Unit as an officer trainee and is paid for drills and assemblies plus up to $15,000 a year in monthly stipends of $1,250 each. SMP members are also eligible for certain veterans educational benefits.