Leadership was a problem. Don't get me wrong, the past leaders are great guys and I'm still friends with them but they couldn't stir an empty pot.
There was never any drive by the membership to gather and train, no attempt at medical, tactics, comms, etc. by the leadership, you could get them together at a restaurant in a decent number but not in a field to ruck or practice field craft.
It wasn't any one person's fault I don't think but it was increasingly evident that it was a facebook group more than it was a militia if I'm making sense. I am a cable lineman/splicer so I work out of town the vast majority of time and out of the 5 or 6 meetings I was aware of I made 3 over the 3-4 years I was in it.
Of those, one was just me and one or two other APIII members who met up with a handful of East Coast Patriots for a stand around and the other was a restaurant meetup with a good turnout, then we all went to shoot a bit and the same three were there. Me and the two previous leaders...all the rest ate and dispersed. You can't build unit cohesion like that.
My son (in law) is a LR cop, I here him brag about the reason they will win against any uprising is superior tactics. I love the boy but their tactics are crap and yet they probably, sadly, do get more range time and tactical training than the Patriot Militia.
Where do we fit in between a riotous mob bent on anarchy and destruction and a power drunk police force? We can gather food during food drives for veterans and all that jazz, wave flags at Confederate memorials but that's not getting us any closer to the goal of being the Constitutional military force we are supposed to be.