Lt Col Scheller offers to resign honorably & it’s REJECTED

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Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller posted on social media that he had been “relieved for cause.” His crime was to post a clip calling for accountability after the abysmal withdrawal from Afghanistan. He was ordered to stop posting and was thrown in prison. He is in solitary, can’t even have a book, and awaits trial. He could be in prison for a year for criticizing the withdrawal.

Scheller, who has served in the Marines for 17 years, earlier offered to resign on Sept. 11 in what his parents described to the DCNF as a “symbolic” resignation letter.

Scheller’s parents Stu Sr. and Cathy Scheller explained that they were told by the Marine Corps “that he served at the pleasure of the president” and that they weren’t required to accept his resignation.

“But they didn’t accept that,” Scheller Sr. said. “They gave him an offer that was less than honorable discharge with no pension and no benefits. It was verbal and he did not accept that.”

Scheller’s family was told that there would be an Initial Review Officer’s (IRO) hearing Thursday or next week but said that his attorney has yet to be given a time or date for that hearing.

“We have not spoken to him [Stuart] since he was incarcerated, so we honestly, except what his attorney tells us, we don’t know,” Scheller Sr. said.

Brian Ferguson is the lead attorney working pro bono on Scheller’s case.

He added: “Stuart’s lawyer has lowered our expectations that they could keep him in jail for 6, 9, 12 months prior to an official Court Martial trial.”

“Charges have not even been filed yet by the Marine Corps. We don’t even know why he’s in jail other than breaking a gag order, so it’s kind of hard to mount a defense if we don’t know what he’s being charged with,” Scheller Sr. explained.

We know he broke chain of command but they are going for the most extreme punishment.


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Historic Window Czar
Historic Window Czar
10 months ago

Boy the C-I-C thing is totally different when a CPUSA Long March comrade is at the helm…for the CCP.
Remember when the comrades laughed at all that under their new extra special good buddy Shrubby Bush?
What respect they had for the commander in chief under Trump. (sarc)

Tim Shep
Tim Shep
10 months ago

The USMC should do the right thing and allow this man to resign with honor. As far as I’m concerned is that this man has more character and integrity then those three military academy graduates, who allowed this Afghanistan debacle happen. I could find a Lance Cpl. to come up with a better evacuation plan then they did. These three and that buffoon in the WH were responsible for this mess and the deaths of those thirteen men and women.

Trump Won, Save America
Trump Won, Save America
10 months ago
Reply to  Tim Shep

We’re quickly heading to the point of no return. Praying for Devine Intervention.