Aight someone pointed out that I could be more constructive with my criticism, so let me make two main points, I'll keep them simple. Viability and Meritocracy.
The issue with many of these boundaries is that they are unrealistic. I can't cross Atlanta to meet up with someone and mobilize if I had to. I'm already almost 2 hours outside Atlanta. That isn't viable. So my suggestion is to look at the map and consider which you're closer to. Let's use my area of North GA as an example. I'm way closer to people in the western edge of either Carolina, than I am to basically the rest of Georgia. I should look at those units. Unless there's a ton of people on the GA side. Don't look at population centers of general populace, but rather of militia members. Go to your nearest area.
Once you've found a local populace to identify with, reach out to everyone, form a plan to meet up. Pick a safe public spot, maybe all go to a restaurant together where you can get a quiet booth. See who's interested in what, who has the most experience, who has something to offer. After that, pick a private place like someone's garage where you can meet up. Get a white board and list out everyone's experience. Vote on who will be leading. If it's a large enough group, divide the responsibility into command, supply, communication, medical, transportation, information, etc. Figure out schedules, pick a day to always set aside as a meeting day. Clear your schedule for that. I've found Thursdays work well. Then at least once a month go do an outing, some sort of training, spend time getting dirty together and building camaraderie. Have family BBQs, camping trips etc so that your wives are involved. Help each other make home repairs, old guys teach young guys how to fix their cars, young guys help old guys move heavy stuff in the garage. Become a community unto yourselves.
Through this you will organically grow a solid functioning unit.
Also, take classes together. Taking turns teaching a class keeps your skills sharp, but you need outside instructors to progress.
This one is pretty simple, but I'll say it anyway. Your leaders need to have real world experience. Some of you won't like this but here it is. The following probably works for irl leadership experience.
-GWOT veteran, E-6 or above, in an actual combat MOS
-years as management at a federal emergency agency or humanitarian agency
-believe it or not airsoft group coordinator, like not just field leader but event organizer, made sure the camp site was booked and vendors and food and stuff
Things that don't count as militia leadership experience.
-being a cop or EMT
-any other soft of veteran. No one cares if you were a squad leader in Vietnam, that doesn't apply here. You can be more useful as a teacher than a leader. No one cares if you were a Colonel as a commo officer, you aren't a battlefield leader.
-being older, being around the longest, replying to an email first.
I'm gonna quote a book called Forging The Hero. If you want to build a community, this book is priceless, plus the guy teaches all sorts of tactical classes.
"Those who do more are worth more". Promote the person you actually see leading, demonstrating experience and wisdom. Follow someone because you feel safe following them, not because you think you ought to.
I don't personally have any desire to lead the 706/762 unit, but I'd be more than happy to help someone else organize and lead it.
So if you're in North GA, hit me up. If you're in those western edges of the Carolinas and getting organized, let me know. Might be closer for me.