Marine Officer Who Blasted Brass Ousted from Command, Retires Early and Takes Shots on Way Out the Door

Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was relieved of command less than 24 hours after posting a video to social media criticizing top military leadership for the Afghanistan failure. Scheller has been heaped with praise by the right.


Last week, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller released a video on his personal social media blasting senior civilian and military leadership for the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle.

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Author’s Take

Scheller saying what he did publicly took guts. But no one should be surprised he lost his command and retired. When one steps outside the chain of command in such a public way, there will be consequences detrimental to one’s military career. Scheller seems to have understood this.

One also wonders what the response from the right would have been if an officer did this when President Donald Trump or President George W. Bush were in office. I suspect they would not be so charitable.

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