The four-year army ROTC is divided into two parts. the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. The Basic Course is generally taken during the first year of college and incurs no military obligation. unless you receive National Guard of scholarship funds. In the Basic Course, you’ll experience leadership challanges, military tactics, weapon training and more.

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The Advanced Course is offered the final two years of college to students with the interest and potential to become Guard officers- and who meet the physical mental and academic standards. Completion of the Basic Course or CIET is a prerequisite. Those attending the Advanced Course also commit to serve as an Officer in the National Guardor Army following graduation.


With SMP, you participate in both the Guard and your college’s ROTC program at the same time. During this two-year course, you’ll be paired with and mentored by a unit officer, and get paid to drill once a month with your Guard unit. In addition, check out these benefits:

  • Qualify for up to 100 percent tuition with the Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty(GFRD) scholarship.
  • Earn a cash bonus, depending on your Military Occupational Specialty(MOS)
  • Receive a monthly allowance, based on your grade level.
  • Get more money every month through the Montgomery GI Bills and Guard Kicker.

Best of all, upon graduation you’ll receive your commision as a second lieutenant, and servein either the National Guard or the active Army. SMP is your keyto success now and after graduation. Your recruiter has all the details.

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About ROTC

NH ROTC Programs

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Plymouth State University
  • Keene State College
  • SNHU
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UNH Army ROTC offers exciting & challenging training that features classroom instruction, physical fitness training, leadership laboratories and field training exercises. Our program consists of over 100 cadets who are strong leaders and citizens, active on campus and in the community

Website: UNH

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The Army ROTC Program at SNHU puts you on a path toward becoming an effective leader capable of communicating, managing, and motivating others toward a common goal. Cadets who successfully complete Army ROTC training are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants upon graduation with part-time (Reserve Component) or full-time (Active Component) jobs.

Website: SNHU

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Contact me if you want to lead in a logistical, administrative or combat environment!

Officer Strength Manager

CW3 Erik Emond

(603) 227-1562

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The Department of Military Affairs & Veterans Services ensures that there are readily available resources that will allow veterans to successfully live, work, serve, and play in NH throughout their lifetime. This is a free service available to help veterans determine their eligibility and access to benefits for them.

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Pay Scale at NHARNG

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Re-enlist for

2-3 Years and receive a $4,000 Lump Sum bonus
4 Years and receive a $10,000 Lump Sum Bonus
(Must have 13yrs time in service and expiration term in service FY20)
6 Years - $20,000 Split Bonus
6 Years Obligor Bonus - $20,000 Lump Sum bonus
(Must have 8yrs time in service or less and expiration term in service in FY20)

Student Loan Reimbursement Plan

Re-enlist for 6 Years

and receive (You do not need to have loans to receive this)



GI Bill Kicker

Re-enlist for 6 Years

and receive the GI Bill Kicker on top of you GI Bill for full time academic attendance

per month


Retention Promotional Items

Re-enlist for

1 Year

Custom Tee Shirt

2 Year

Custom Tee Shirt
Water Bottle

3 Year

Custom Tee Shirt
Water Bottle
Coffee Tumbler

4 Year

Custom Tee Shirt
Water Bottle
Coffee Tumbler
NG Duffle Bag


Search your MOS for free civilian credentialing to improve you civilian career

Point of Contact


SFC Alexander Thurston

State Retention Non-commissioned Officer:

TRICARE Reserve Select Plans

A premium-based plan
Available worldwide
For qualified Selected Reserve members and their families
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Member + Family

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Members Only

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100% Tuition Waiver

When you join the Guard, you create a world where goals are within your grasp. It’s not easy, but you’ll overcome whatever challenge is laid out before you.

Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you.

By law (RSA 110-B:63) the State of New Hampshire waives the tuition for any National Guard Soldier that is attending a NH State College or State Technical College.

100% tuition waiver

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Bonuses for selected MOS

You could receive a $12,500 sign-on bonus if you meet the enlistment qualifications and chose one of these Military Occupational Specialties! Contact a recruiter to find out how you could get $12,500.


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Step 01 - Qualification and Processing

During this part of the process; you and your recruiter will work together to gather all the required information and documentation to process you for enlistment. You will also take an ASVAB score prediction test to give you and your Recruiter a clear indication of what you will score on the ASVAB.

Begin collecting original versions of your social security card, birth certificate, drivers licence, and any other identification documents.

Step 02 - Military Entrance Processing Station

The Military Entrance Processing Station is the Physical location where the Department of Defense will conduct a series of tests and screenings to confirm your eligibility to serve in a branch of the Armed Forces.
This is traditionally a two day process:

The ASVAB is done the night prior to your processing day.
The processing day will consist of a medical physical, drug screening, and once you have cleared these screenings you will complete your contract.


No matter what branch of service you decide to serve with, you automatically incur an 8 year Military Service Obligation (MSO). This is Federal Law in the United States for all initial enlistments.

This 8 year MSO includes serving time in an active status and inactive status. Active Service is the period of time you are actively serving in the National Guard. Inactive Service is a period of time served in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). You can enlist for 3 or 6 years, and then serve the remainder of your MSO in the IRR. Personnel in the IRR do not serve with a unit, but agree to remain available for military service in the event of a national emergency that requires more Soldiers than are currently available in the active ranks.

Your contract obligation starts the day of enlistment. This includes the time from MEPS to when you ship to training.

Enlistment Process at NHARNG

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