I'm joining the national guard at 31 yrs old. I'm joining mostly for the education benefits. I'm an electrician but for the most part uneducated. I've done the research and have found all the obvious information. G.I. Bill, scholarships smp. I intend to attend college once I've finished basic and AIT. Would SMP be applicable to me if I were to join ROTC while enrolled? Would full time employment for the guard be an open optioin ?