No Pay For National Guard Training Courses: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed that a class of National Guard members was not eligible to receive compensation for taking correspondence training courses because they were not expressly ordered to take the classes.

Named plaintiff William A. Clark, a retired staff sergeant in the Alabama National Guard, brought the underlying suit in 2000, claiming that he and other guardsmen were owed compensation for taking certain correspondence courses. Clark said that members of the National Guard needed to take the classes in order to keep their...
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