J-6 Command, Control, Communications, and Computers

Committed to Excellence in Communications and Support Banner


To be the most efficient and customer focused organization in the California Military Department.

Core Competencies

 We do this by focusing on three things:

The Customer
Our customers are why we are here. We strive to provide timely service and support; providing results when the customer needs it and education when the customer wants it.

Basics of Service
We listen and work to understand our customer’s challenge in order to provide the best solutions leveraging the latest technologies at our disposal.

Knowing Our Business
We maintain the ‘one team, one fight’ mentality, and our experts are focused on developing their facet of the IT field to further our directorate’s capabilities in customer support.

Help Desk Notification:

All Computer systems (Workstations and Laptops with Windows 7) must be re-imaged to Windows 10 by February 15, 2018. We will no longer support Windows 7 after February 15, 2018. Contact J6 Help Desk below for further guidance. 

Helpdesk Contact:  916-854-3498


Program and Services

Mandatory Training Links

(1) All ARNG network users must complete removable media handling training located at:

(2) All ARNG network users must complete anti-phishing training located at:

(3) All ARNG network users complete safe home computing training located at:

(4) All ARNG network users complete Personally Identifiable Information (PII) handling  training located at:

(5) All ARNG network users complete DoD Information Assurance (IA) awareness training located at:


Help Desk Contact Information:

Your one-stop shop for Information Technology (IT) support.

Toll Free: 866-CNG-DOIM or 866-264-3646

Local Area: 916-854-3498


On order, mobilize, deploy, and provide Incident Commander’s Command, Control, and Communications Unit (IC4U), radio communications to all supported units. Coordinate and provide subject matter experts for infrastructure support and training to units with IC4U and JISCC capabilities.

The State Military Department J6 Emergency Communications and IC4U program is a first responder style organization that owns physical deployable assets designed to provide real-time information reach back capabilities. We have seven trucks located throughout the state and a full time staff that service each entity.
In the event of a state emergency or disaster that is large enough to involve CA Office of Emergency Services, we can be called on to provide computers, phones, scanner, E-Mail, and WIFI availability to a range of customers where no infrastructure is available.

We are also subject matter experts on many tactical systems to include: PSC5, PRC-117, PRC-152, SINCGARS, and HF SYSTEMS.

Our department is well versed in these systems as a training asset to line units. If a unit requires a class on a piece of equipment, training is also available through our request form.

If you need to request IC4U equipment, please complete the form located here: IC4U Request Form

E-Comms POC:

Additional Links

The Visual Information section is the eyes and ears of the California National Guard. Through Cinematography, Photography and Graphics we share the story of the guard while preserving the experience for future generations. We support wild fire missions, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters to homecomings and promotion ceremonies.

We support you and your mission through our audio-visual methods. We have a specialized team of professionals that provide Command Photography, DA photos, event photography, Electronic News Gathering cinematography, instructional cinematography and a full spectrum of graphics and design.

The VI team also supports you with equipment loans and instruction on the proper use of public address systems, projectors and other audio-visual equipment.

Points of Contact

For assistance please contact us at (916) 361-GOVI or use the links provided below.