CALIFORNIA STATE GUARD

LEGAL SUPPORT COMMAND

Lt Col (CA) Scott Belden – Commander

LTC (CA) Mark Nelson – Chief, Legal Assistance

A primary mission of the Legal Support Command is to serve uniformed members of the California Military Department, including the California National Guard and the California State Guard, with legal issues related to their service.

The Legal Support Command is unable to help with legal issues:

  • For members of the armed forces other than listed above.
  • That do not relate to military service.
  • That relate to military justice or administrative matters (including a court martial, Article 15, investigation, or a separation or reduction board). For assistance with military justice/administrative matters contact the California National Guard Trial Defense Service at Cal Guard TDS.

If you meet the above criteria for legal assistance, please contact us by completing the following form: