Team Shield

Our mission is to serve the State of California by providing a highly trained and disciplined rapid response force to augment state and local government in the response, management, and mitigation of all hazardous situations or multiple occurrences in times of emergency.

Team shield


The Emergency Response Command: TEAM SHIELD allows the California State Guard to deploy armed or unarmed security assistance. Team Shield members train year-round to augment National Guard security forces or assist local law enforcement.

Our unit provides force protection for designated locations, critical infrastructure, assets, and personnel. Additionally, we provide the following:

  • A force multiplier for evacuations.
  • Area security.
  • Fixed point security.
  • Access control.
  • Checkpoints security in times of emergency.

As a member of this highly skilled unit, you will be trained to conduct armed security of military installations and facilities. You will also be qualified to deploy to areas throughout the State of California, responding to man-made or natural disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, to include humanitarian assistance. In a catastrophic incident, you would deploy as part of a recovery effort or provide security at critical infrastructure points across the State.

Other missions include security at ceremonial events, airshows, 4th of July celebrations, and other opportunities.


TEAM SHIELD embraces esprit de corps, with every member contributing their strengths to the unit’s success and mission. First and foremost, the most important asset any individual can bring to this unit is the willingness to serve and put oneself before others. With military training and discipline coupled with specific skills training, TEAM SHIELD becomes the State Guards premier security response team to assist with disaster mitigation.

Prior military service members and retired law enforcement professionals will have the opportunity to wear the uniform again in service to others and contribute to a purpose for the greater good in our communities. For others who desire to serve or seek a path into public service, joining Team Shield will provide excellent training and operational experiences.

Shared Knowledge

We seek highly motivated people who understand what it means to help others in times of crisis. Our members understand that timely and disciplined emergency management is critical to overcoming the shock of disasters and resuming normalcy in impacted communities. By being a highly trained member of TEAM SHIELD, you become part of the solution to overcoming the adversity and anxiety that disaster often brings.


Becoming a member of the California State Guard affords benefits that many of our service members take advantage of.  Most notably, the State Education Assistance program is a fantastic resource to offset the cost of tuition at select California Academic Institutions.  Other benefits include uniform reimbursement, access to legal assistance, and free use of Microsoft Office 365 software.



TEAM SHIELD is dedicated to training members for real-life situations. By being prepared in a highly motivated and disciplined environment, the skills associated with crisis response, management, and mitigation transfer to all aspects of society. Many of today’s leaders seek trained and disciplined people who have demonstrated they can work in a team environment under adverse conditions.

You will also have the ability to network with other members of the Unit that will help to accomplish goals and achieve success in your personal and professional endeavors. The ability to establish professional connections is equally important as the education in military bearing, law enforcement techniques, weapons, and use of force training.


The leadership of TEAM SHIELD provides educational support and physical skills qualifications to members in readiness for deployment. Skills include firearms familiarization and qualifications and basic and advanced first aid. You will also gain knowledge and familiarization with disaster deployments, including roles and responsibilities within the Incident Command System and structure.



TEAM SHIELD is a resource to the California Military Department and the California Office of Emergency Services. As such, over the last few years, fires, floods, and earthquakes have devastated parts of this California, increasing the need for highly trained personnel to assist in times of disaster.

Recent Activities

  • Guarding Air Force One
  • Guarding the Adjutant General
  • Guarding Government Officials
  • Guarding various military installations.


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