California State Guard

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The CSG is a seamless fully integrated State military operational force enhancing the civil support and federal readiness of the California Military Department and our interagency partners.


Organize, train, equip, deploy, and employ our Airmen, Soldiers, and Sailors, to deliver integrated staff, enhanced federal readiness, civil support, and historical contribution capabilities to the California Military Department, interagency partners, and the Governor.

Core Competencies

The California State Guard (CSG) is made up of primarily non paid members who train and serve the State in a military capacity. CSG members are also subject to call for Emergency State Active Duty (ESAD) by the Governor. When called to emergency duty, CSG members are compensated in accordance with State law and policy. CSG core competencies include medical, legal, liaison, operations, wildfire suppression support, maritime, and other civil support capabilities. The CSG also operates the California Military Museum Program offering important historical capabilities to the people of California. Additionally, the CSG also trains with and enhances the federal readiness of the California National Guard.

‚ÄčIf you are interested on learning more about the CSG please contact the CSG on our toll free line at 1-866-526-4543 or by sending an email to

Brigadier General Robert A. Spano
Brigadier General Robert A. Spano
Commanding General
California State Guard
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CSM James D. Peterson
Command Sergeant Major James D. Peterson

Command Sergeant Major
California State Guard