Benefit Fact Sheet
Drill Pay is part of the total compensation available to National Guard and Reserve Soldiers performing drilling and other training duties. A drill period is defined as four (4) hours. Drill Pay for a National Guard or Reserve Soldier depends on the Soldier's length of service and Army rank (most enlisted Soldiers enter the Army as a Private).
Regular Army active duty Soldiers do not receive drill pay, but are compensated on a monthly basis with Basic Pay. See the Basic Pay fact sheet for the details.
For more information, please visit the Military Members webpage maintained by Defense Finance and Accounting Services:
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Compensation website:
2023 Military Pay Charts:
Or visit the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations: