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Benefits & Leave Policies Befitting the Operational National Guard


The Issue

The National Guard is fully integrated in ongoing national security missions around the world, having transitioned into an “operational reserve” since 9/11. This has led to increased military and training requirements, which can go beyond the statutorily-required 39 days of training to requirements totaling 80 or more days per year.


  • Amend Title 5 of the United States Code to increase federal military leave from 15 to 30 days, which would help offset the impact of increased Department of Defense readiness and training requirements to support the National Defense Strategy
  • Amend the law to allow Reserve Component servicemembers to contribute a full $18,500 annual contribution to each of their military TSP and civilian retirement accounts

Point of Contact

Julian Plamann
Legislative Affairs Manager, Joint & Personnel