Marine Officer in Brig Seeks Honorable Discharge Deal After Blasting Leaders Over Afghanistan!
2023/07/25

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Lt. Col. Stu Scheller, the Marine officer known for his viral video criticizing military leaders over the failures in Afghanistan, is seeking a deal to avoid trial and leave the service with an honorable discharge. Scheller is currently in pre-trial confinement while awaiting an Article 32 preliminary hearing. His supporters, including former Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, are hoping for a deal before his Initial Review Officer hearing. The Marine Corps has not specified the charges against Scheller but have deemed him a flight risk.

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In his original video, Scheller called for accountability from senior leaders and criticized the 20-year-long war in Afghanistan. Public criticism of leadership is strictly regulated in the military, and officers who engage in it can face career repercussions. Republican members of Congress have written a letter advocating for Scheller's release, arguing that his brig sentence is for messaging, retribution, and convenience. The specific reasons for Scheller's confinement have not been publicly disclosed.

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