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President Trump on Monday recommended that state governors mobilize their National Guard members to stop protests from turning violent or destructive.
During a press conference in the Rose Garden said state leaders need to establish “an overwhelming law enforcement presence” until the violence has subsided.
“Today, I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets,” Trump said.
A senior U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News on Monday that the National Guard within Washington, D.C. had been activated.
An additional 200 to 250 active duty military police will also be in the nation’s capital to help with security. Members of the National Guard from five states -- Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Utah and New York -- have been sent to D.C., the senior U.S. defense official said.
Members of the National Guard are paid less than members of the other military branches because they only devote a select amount of time to training and drills, unless they are deployed. When deployed, they earn active duty pay.
Members are paid based on rank, job and education level, according to the service. The more time an individual serves, the more he or she will earn.
Here’s a look at some estimates of what Army National Guard soldiers can be paid:
E-1 Private with 1 year of service
Weekend drill pay: $231
Annual training pay: $809
Active duty monthly: $1,733
Annual total: $3,582
E-2 Private with 5 years of service
Weekend drill pay: $259
Annual training pay: $906
Active duty monthly: $1,942
Annual total: $4,014
E-9 Sergeant Major with 10 years of service
Weekend drill pay: $730
Annual training pay: $2,554
Active duty monthly: $5,473
Annual total: $11,311
Warrant Officer 5 with 30 years of service
Weekend drill pay $1,275
Annual training pay: $4,461
Active duty monthly: $9,560
Annual total: $19,758
O-2 Lieutenant with 5 years of service
Weekend drill pay: $685
Annual training pay: $2,397
Active duty monthly: $5,136
Annual total: $10,613
O-6 Colonel with 20 years of service
Weekend drill pay: $1,452
Annual training pay: $5,082
Active duty monthly: $10,891
Annual total: $22,508
Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report.