The US Marine Lieutenant Colonel who drove up public interest after he publicly announced his intent to resign from the USMC has been tossed in the brig.
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who became a social media sensation last month after he criticized military leadership in the aftermath of the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, has reportedly been arrested and is in military detention.
In his first video, Scheller announced he was resigning his commission declined a $2 million pension for his 17 years of service.
According to the New York Post, Scheller’s father reported that he is now in the brig.
“All our son did is ask the questions that everybody was asking themselves, but they were too scared to speak out loud,” Stu Scheller Sr. said.”He was asking for accountability. In fact, I think he even asked for an apology that we made mistakes, but they couldn’t do that, which is mind-blowing.”
Mr. Scheller Sr. also stated that “They [the USMC] had a gag order on him and asked him not to speak. He did, and they incarcerated him. They don’t know what to do with him.”
Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Sam Stephenson stated that LTC Scheller “is currently in pre-trial confinement in the Regional Brig for Marine Corps Installations East aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune pending an Article 32 preliminary hearing.”
The captain assured the press that “the time, date and location of the proceedings have not been determined. Lt. Col. Scheller will be afforded all due process.”
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