The First International Congress of Freedom Force was held on December 13 and 14, 2014, and was a major step forward in the development of the organization. Thirty-five delegates attended who selected the Speaker of the Congress and elected the first Leadership Council. The Council, in turn, appointed officers and created working committees to implement Development, Communications, Bylaws, and the Freedom Academy. At the conclusion of the event, G. Edward Griffin (Freedom Force Founder) said: "History was made. All goals were achieved. Freedom Force is in motion."