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Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as Officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.

Illinois National Guard Benefits

  • 100% tuition assistance (IL Guard Grant).
  • Up to $50,000 Student Loan Repayment.
  • GI Bill - $339 tax free per month while taking classes.
  • GI Bill Kicker - $350 tax free per month while taking classes.
  • E-5 drill pay (approx. $300 per month).
  • ROTC Stipend - $350-500 tax free per month.
  • Basic Training and job training pay and experience.
  • Low cost health and dental care.
  • Non-deployable while taking ROTC classes.
  • Military ID card and access to all military posts.

Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty

The GRFD guarantees that you will remain in either the Army National Guard or the Army Reserves upon receipt of your commission. This is a two year scholarship that pays up to $10,000 per year plus an additional $1,200 for book fees.

Dedicated Army National Guard

The DANG guarantees that you will remain in the Army National Guard upon receipt of your commmission. This is a three year scholarship that pays up to $10,000 per year plus an additional $1,200 for book fees.

ALL FOR ONLY ONE WEEKEND A MONTH!

To set up an appointment, call SFC Cerminn at 618-791-9085 or email matthew.j.cerminn@us.army.mil. The National Guard office is located along with the ROTC department in Founders Hall Room 3106.