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Quick question about the National Guard

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by nexlegio, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. nexlegio

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    Right now, I am a freshmen in college and barring the failing of my APFT Wednesday, I will be contracted in AROTC. I was wondering if it is possible to serve in the National Guard while in college, and transfer to active duty once I graduate.
     
  2. CPT_CRUNCH

    CPT_CRUNCH P.O.W.

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    yes, ask about SMP (Simultaneous Membership Program). usually there's a national guard recruiter attached to your cadet bn for this program. its a pretty good deal. you end up going to basic and ait during your summers too. good experience.

    ask about it!

    http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=Guard_Joining_Membership.htm
     

    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008

  3. Biscuitsjam

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    Yep, and it's a good program too. Our guys spend some of their with enlisted conducting regular training, and they spend the rest shadowing officers. The SMP guys learn a lot of skills and become better officers. I strongly recommend it.

    By the way, the army will pay you to take college foreign language classes while doing ROTC. I think it starts at about $500 per class and goes up to $2000 at the higher levels. Then, it may be possible to continue receiving a monthly check for retaining proficiency after you go on active duty. I'm not sure of all the details, so ask your cadre about it.

    Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  4. nexlegio

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    Thanks guys, I thought I had heard something about it, but I wasn't sure.