When 10,000 Soldiers get overpaid while in the National Guard because the Pentagon and the NGB made a mistake. Why should they have to pay it back. We all remember during the height of the war how the bonuses were flowing to Active and Reserve Component Soldiers. It appears in California, the largest of the National Guard organizations, has almost 10,000 Soldiers that have to pay back the bonuses they were paid. To hold them accountable because retention NCOs and Officers didn’t cross their Ts and dot their Is seems horrible. This is not just a problem for CalGuard, it’s problem for the NGB. Some of the incentive program officials have been held accountable as stated in this LA Times article, but the DoD is placing a tremendous burden on Soldiers who served honorably and sacrificed a tremendous amount of their lives for the cause. But as I recall once being overpaid, I saved that money because the next month DFAS took it back.