University of Hawaii at Manoa Army ROTC

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
1LT Frank, Robert
91-1081 Shangrila St., Kapolei, HI 96707
mobile: 808-561-0245
office: 808-672-1305

Army Reserve Recruiter
SFC Pittman, Baxter
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1311 Lower Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
mobile: 808-372-1872
office: 808-942-9563