J-6 Command, Control, Communications, and Computers
To be the most efficient and customer focused organization in the California Military Department.
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.
Technology is changing the way we train, educate and operate in the California National Guard. Distributed Learning (DL) is an important part of this change. Distributed Learning is simply another method of training. Experience shows that DL can be more effective for some training. Although DL will not replace all resident training, the Army is conducting more training using DL. In some cases, DL can provide an alternative to traditional resident training; in other cases, it can augment resident training, and in some cases, it can replace resident training. Higher levels of readiness will be achieved, and sustained, by trainers who assist leaders to use the most effective training methods – including DL.
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.
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The CMD Application is used to communicate vital and real-time information to each CMD member. The CMD Application provides valuable tools and resources, enables leaders at levels to communicate essential information to their team, and assists CMD members with finding help in their time of need. The CMD Application includes features such as managed group chat, announcements, real-time notifications, a CMD wide directory, key events calendar, guidebooks and leader books, and more. The CMD Application will help you connect to the resource you need, when you need it.
You can request support by using the CMD Application Support Request Form provided in the links below. Your request will be processed by the Application Development Team and you will be notified if any additional information is required.
- To request support using the CMD Application, please complete the CMD Application Support Request Form.