- Aug 6, 2006
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It is a matter of public record. However, what your sister is probably refering to is that when reserves drill one weekend a month, they DO NOT get a full months pay..they get 4 days pay. They also do not get seperate rations or housing allowance. Once activated for duty however, they do get seperate rations and housing allowance (if authorized) just the same as any active duty military. They also get any of the other special pay if they are qualified and authorized.
Actually, by law, the National guard pay scale is the same; however, the drill pay is based on basic pay ONLY...the state can add their own special pay if they so desire. I have not heard of any state doing that.National Guard units are State Militias Their Commander in Chief is the State Governor so while under the Governor they could possibly make less...however when activated into Federal Service they are Federal troops and make the same!
Actually, by law, the National guard pay scale is the same; however, the drill pay is based on basic pay ONLY...the state can add their own special pay if they so desire. I have not heard of any state doing that.
Not picking a fight with you, but you need to go read my subsequent posts about Title 10 and Title 32 vs. state activation. As for commissioned state militias, I have no idea what the rules are but I find it hard to envision when the federal activation of a company of infantry armed with muskets and napoleonic cannon would be appropriate in other than a ceremonial role!CSM...it can vary from state to state...until and unless the State National Guard is called up to Federal Service the State can Dictate pay scales..as a matter of fact there are two different distinctions in State"National Guard"
The first being 'Direct' the second being "Commissioned" as you find alot of across the country such as 'Civil War enactment Companies'...some are "Commissioned State Militia units...non paid and supply their own equipment...none the less are subject to call up by the Governor then they become paid and are then subject to call-up by Ferderal Law!
I'm sure this has been answered. But when units goes into a active duty status then all the normal Active duty pay and benifits kick in. Things like COLA or housing may differ depending on units location. Once that unit goes off ad then it receives reserve drill pay and benifits. Hope that helped