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Capt. Bethany Carpenter The Ohio Naval Militia [ONM] is an organized, all volunteer unit that has been serving the State of Ohio and our nation since 1896. The unit serves under Ohio's Adjutant General and it's operational headquarters is on the Camp Perry Training Site, just outside of Port Clinton, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie.

Ohio's Adjutant General is responsible for Ohio's Organized Militia which include the Ohio National Guard [ONG] and the State Defense Force. The State Defense Forces include the Ohio Naval Militia [ONM] and the Ohio Military Reserve [OHMR].  See the Ohio Revised Code - Chapter 5921.

If you are between the ages of 17 and 67 and want to serve your State in a volunteer Naval Defense Force the Ohio Naval Militia needs you.  If you would like to learn more about nautical operations and the Ohio Naval Militia, and would be willing to volunteer one weekend a month and a couple of long weekends a year.

Please contact our Recruiting Officer, ENS. Bergsman at 614-654-4424 for more information.

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