- Aug 6, 2006
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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.
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!