Benefits & Pay

To encourage enlistment/commissioning, the State of Texas, County and local municipalities, and private businesses have authorized a number of benefits to active members of the Texas State Guard.

These may include:

  • Daily Stipend for Training and During State Emergency Activations
  • Free Texas Concealed Handgun License
  • Free Texas Super Combo Hunting and Fishing License
  • Job Protections When Called to Duty
  • Paid Military Leave (for State Employees)
  • Texas Guard License Plate Eligibility
  • Travel Allowances when Activated by Governor
  • College Tuition Assistance
  • Waiver of Toll Road Fees (varies by local toll road authority)
  • Worker's Compensation for On-Duty Injury