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Mission Statement
 
Our mission is to support the Senior Defense Counsel (SDC) and Trial Defense Counsel (TDC) who are all Judge Advocates (JA or JAGS) of the National Guard of the states and territory (‘state’) in the area of responsibility (AOR), by providing advice, consultation, and most importantly, an independent and separate rating and supervisory chain up and out of their own state to avoid conflicts and unlawful command influence on the process. 
Organization
Annual Performance Measures

 
At the top of the TDS structure is the Commandant of The Judge Advocate Generals Center and School, who technically supervises the Chief of the US Army Trial Defense Service (USATDS), and who then technically supervises and rates the Chief of the Army National Guard Trial Defense Service (ARNGTDS).  There are five teams within the 4133d RTDT with a Senior Defense Counsel (SDC) supervising each Trial Defense Counsel of that team, with the Regional Defense Counsel (RDC) then providing technical supervision of the SDC. 
 
Team 1 is the 1244 Trial Defense Team and consists of Washington, Alaska and Montana, with Washington having the SDC.
 
Team 2 is the 653d Trial Defense Team and consists of Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon, with Utah having the SDC.

Team 3 is the 629th Trial Defense Team and consists of California, not including the Sustainment Brigade, Arizona, Hawaii, and Guam, with California having the SDC.

Team 4 is the 224th Sustainment Brigade, California ARNG.
 
Team 5 is the 17th Sustainment Brigade, Nevada ARNG.
 
In addition to the Active Duty (AD) TDS, the sister organization is the US Army Reserve (USAR) TDS.  Active Army Soldiers contact their Active Army TDS,  USAR Soldiers contact their USAR TDS and National Guard Soldiers contact their State TDS.
 
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Programs
 
Within the state, and also in conjunction with the supervisory SDC for the Oregon TDC JAGS, the Oregon  (OR) NGTDS TDC provide independent legal advice to Oregon National Guard members, particularly Soldiers on matters within the scope of authorized practice.  To the extent that interstate services are provided, they are provided pursuant to the state bar rules and regulations of the state requesting NGTDS services from another state.  As such, the 4133d is the clearinghouse for interstate NGTDS support requests within the AOR. 
 
Within the state, and also in conjunction with the supervisory SDC for the Oregon TDC JAGS, the Oregon  (OR) NGTDS TDC provide independent legal advice to Oregon National Guard members, particularly Soldiers on matters within the scope of authorized practice.  To the extent that interstate services are provided, they are provided pursuant to the state bar rules and regulations of the state requesting NGTDS services from another state.  As such, the 4133d is the clearinghouse for interstate NGTDS support requests within the AOR. 
 
Soldiers within the AOR may make requests for assistance through the state SDC, or Senior TDC in the state where there is no SDC, or through the state’s servicing SDC for that state, or through the 4133d, for referral.  Usually the State JAG office (Office of the State or Staff Judge Advocate) will know who to refer to.
 
Commanders and representatives of commands needing legal services should contact their supporting Judge Advocate or the State’s Office of the SJA.