Army ROTCArmy ROTCUniversity of Cincinnati



Simultaneous Membership Program


If you are pursuing your bachelor’s degree, did you know the only thing standing in your way of becoming an Officer is completing two years of Army ROTC? The first two years of Army ROTC are not required for students who served on Active Duty or who are currently serving the National Guard/Army Reserve.

You can continue to drill with your unit and be part of one of the best Army ROTC programs in the state. This is referred to as the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). You will receive experience and drill in the role of a Company Grade Officer.

Additionally, you will receive pay as an E-5 when drilling.

Army ROTC Cadets have the opportunity to attend advanced Army Training such as Airborne and Air Assault School, Mountain Warfare Training, and Northern Warfare Training.

Your participation will culminate in a commission in the Army National Guard or USAR or on Active Duty. Specifically, while you are in school you could be looking at:

  • E-5 Drill Pay ($270 per month)
  • MGIB Entitlement ($328 per month)
  • MGIB "Kicker" ($350 per month)
  • ROTC Stipend ($450 to $500)
  • Total ($1284 to $1434)

For more information contact: SSG Vanover


National Guard / Reserve Recruiter

Michael D. Vanover