The Guard and Reserve Hazard Duty Pay Equity Act
NGAI and NGAUS strongly supports S. 3308 and H.R. 5887, the Guard and Reserve Hazard Pay Equity Act. This legislation would equalize all hazard-duty incentive pay (HDIP) for National Guard and Reserve servicemembers.
As part of their service, qualified Active Component, National Guard, and Reserve servicemembers are entitled to HDIP while performing hazardous duties such as flying duty, parachute jumping, and demolition of explosives. However, Guardsmen and Reservists are only awarded 1/30th of HDIP compared to their Active Component counterparts, while still being required to perform the same requirements and being subject to the same risk.
For example, a Private First Class (E-3) with two years of service makes $272 during a drill period each month. While this servicemember is required to maintain the same parachute jump requirements as his or her Active Component counterpart, they are only entitled to $12 in additional monthly compensation. His or her counterpart would receive $150 in additional monthly compensation, which is an annual difference of over $1,600.
Please contact your Senators and urge them to support and co-sponsor S. 3308.
Please contact your Members of Congress and urge them to support and co-sponsor H.R. 5887.