I'm in Army ROTC right now (sophomore) and I'm thinking about joining the National Guard. I started reading about SMP and it sounds like exactly what I want. I get to start out as enlisted and then become an officer when I graduate. I want to be in the NG so I can start my career as a full time cop right when I get out of college. Anyone have any experience with SMP or the NG or have anything to say about them? Also what's it going to be like trying to get a job as a cop while I'm in the NG? Will it help me or will it be a negative since it means a lot of time off? I already talked to Ranger about the NG so I wanna see if anyone else has anything else to say. BTW I would enlist in the infantry.