A New Idea for a New Day

Throughout the Patriot Community there are groups that can generally be categorized in one of three ways: survivalists, preppers, and militia. While each of these types of groups have their strengths, in 2009 an entirely new approach was developed to organize into groups that concentrated on all aspects - living off the land, preparing our families, and offering a defense to protect what we have built.

Initially formed under ORC S5923 (D) as a small unorganized militia to protect ourselves from civil unrest or other crisis where the rule of law may break down, the Frontiersmen quickly expanded. With the addition of units throughout Ohio and then other states, the Frontiersmen developed into a national, family-focused civil defense network to support & defend all our members in any situation that may affect their families, homes, or their communities.

Below is an overview of our evolution; highlights of this journey; a brief look into how a small group in NE Ohio transformed into the Frontiersmen we see today.

2012
December 6

New Regiment – Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Frontiersmen are formed.

December 5

New Regiment – Maine

The Maine Frontiersmen are formed.

November 29

New Regiment – Illinois

The Illinois Frontiersmen are formed.

November 8

New Regiment – New York

The New York Frontiersmen are formed.

November 7

New Regiment – California

The California Frontiersmen are formed.

November 1

New Regiment – West Virginia

The West Virginia Frontiersmen are formed.

November 1

New Regiment – Kentucky

The Kentucky Frontiersmen are formed.

October 18

New Regiment – Utah

The Utah Frontiersmen are formed.

September 20

New Regiment – Indiana

The Indiana Frontiersmen are formed.

September 18

New Regiment – Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Frontiersmen are formed.

September 6

New Regiment – Arkansas

The Arkansas Frontiersmen are formed.

August 28

New Regiment – Texas

The Texas Frontiersmen are formed.

August 23

New Regiment – Arizona

The Arizona Frontiersmen are formed.

August 23

New Regiment – Kansas

The Kansas Frontiersmen are formed.

August 23

The National Organization

The Ohio General Assembly, the leading committee of the national organization, votes to expand Frontiersmen membership to the 48 contiguous states.

July 26

A New Patch

The 2 patches were combined into one. A new design was revealed.

July 21

The Charter is Revised

The charter is again revised to include specific language for the various states.

May 24

New Regiment – Michigan

The Michigan Frontiersmen are formed.

May 20

The Charter is Revised

The Frontiersmen restructure. The organization now identifies as a national network with each state being an autonomous “regiment”. With each troop forming under the laws of their state as participant’s in that state’s unorganized militia.

May 17

Expanding Outside Ohio

With units throughout the state, the Ohio Assembly votes to extend membership to all adjacent states. The Frontiersmen now officially form units in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

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