Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)


In State Tuition
If you’re a member of the Hawaii National Guard or on active duty, you may be eligible for in-state tuition.

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) Cadets will:


  • Job shadow leaders in their Army National Guard (ARNG)/United States Army Reserve (USAR) unit and get hands-on management and leadership training
  • Attend weekend drill/annual training
  • Get paid as an E-5; wear cadet rank at training (cadet 2nd Lieutenant)




  • Eligible to federal (ARNG and USAR) and state (ARNG only) tuition assistance
    • In order to use these benefits, SMP cadets must be non-scholarship or using their scholarship towards Room and Board
  • Eligible for in-state tuition
  • Eligible for training opportunities and school slots from both the ROTC program and ARNG/USAR
  • Eligible for Guard Recruiting Assistance Program benefits
  • Eligible for Montgomery GI Bill benefits, if the SMP cadet completed basic training
  • Eligible to all applicable ARNG/USAR benefits of a service member

Cadets can participate in SMP and still access into Active Duty, although there are some limitations




  • At least sophomore status
  • Eligible to contract in the ROTC program
  • Eligible for enlistment in the ARNG/USAR

Enlisted Soldiers who are eligible to contract in the ROTC program can also participate in SMP


For more information contact:
National Guard ROTC Liaison
SFC Earl J. Ventura
3949 Diamond Head Road, BLDG #300
Honolulu, HI 96818-4495
mobile: 808-430-0735
office: 808-844-6635