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LTC Stephen C.
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I think it's an excellent idea, SPC (Join to see). Where will you go to school?
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Thank you sir. I will be attending the university of central Missouri in the fall. The ROTC program at this school is supposed to be one of the best in Missouri.
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LTC Stephen C.
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Congratulations and good luck, SPC (Join to see). Study hard and make good grades!
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MAJ Hospitalist Physician Assistant (Pa)
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Look into the simultaneous membership program. Best to have the college years be "good years" for retirement and not just years in service. Use and share the information/experience learned from both groups and I suspect you will be a highly successful leader in the end.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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Unless something has changed, Cadet time is still dead time. Usually you don't contract until your Junior year if you aren't on scholarship, but your time as SMP Cadet doesn't count toward retirement or your military obligation. For prior service, I would almost recommend doing straight reserve/national guard time until the junior year, then contract so you can do the ROTC Advanced before your senior year. That loses the least amount of creditable service
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SIMULTANEOUS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM (SMP)

With SMP, you participate in both the Guard and your college's ROTC program at the same time. During this two-year course, you'll be paired with and mentored by a unit officer, and get paid to drill once a month with your Guard unit. In addition, check out these benefits:
Qualify for up to 100 percent tuition with the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship.
Earn a cash bonus, depending on your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
Receive a monthly allowance, based on your grade level.
Get more money every month through the Montgomery GI Bill and Guard Kicker.
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Best of all, upon graduation you'll receive your commission as a second lieutenant, and serve in either the National Guard or the Active Army. SMP is your key to success now and after graduation. Your recruiter has all the details.
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MSG Brad Sand
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Probably a smart move, but ultimately, only you can answer this question. If i had it to do all over again, I wish I would have...and not just when the retirement check hits the bank.
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