Simultaneous Membership Program

What is the SMP Program?

The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) is a program in which ROTC contracted cadets simultaneously serve as members of the United States Army Reserves (USAR) and ROTC as officer trainees.

SMP Benefits

  • $450-$500 Monthly Stipend
  • E-5 Pay for Drill Weekend
  • Commissioned Second Lieutenant upon Graduation
  • Maintain Guard/Reserve Benefits*
  • Active Duty or Guard/Reserve Possibilities
  • Leadership Training: The SMP Program is an excellent opportunity for cadets to receive on-the-job training, leadership and unit experience.

SMP Qualifications

  • Junior in academic standing
  • GPA > 2.0
  • Accepted by Seattle University Professor of Military Science and Unit Battalion Commander
  • Pass APFT* (Although a passing score is all that is needed to qualify, excelling at PT is a must for future Army Officers)

To join the SMP Program

  • Contact Seattle University Army ROTC Admissions Officer for an interview
  • Obtain a letter of acceptance into SMP program from Guard/Reserve Unit Commander
  • Complete the Medical Qualification Exam through Army ROTC
  • Obtain Assignment Orders from Guard/Reserve Unit into the SMP Program
  • Contract with Army ROTC

*Cadets who participate in the program also receive credit for time in service that will be applied toward pay and retirement.