With Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), you can participate in both the National Guard and complete your degree at Augusta University simultaneously. Through this program, you'll pair with a unit officer, who will mentor you. You will have a job and get paid to drill once a month with your Guard unit. There are more benefits to the program including but not limited to:

  • 100% tuition coverage with the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarships 
  • Cash bonus based on your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
  • Monthly allowance, depending on your grade level
  • Additional financial support through the Montgomery GI Bill and Guard Kicker

Upon graduation from Augusta University, you will receive your commission as a second lieutenant and serve in the National Guard or the Army.

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James Bates

  • Georgia National Guard Liaison
  • Staff Sergeant of the US Army