“I Will Be Found Guilty” Marine Corps Officer Says Of His Presumed Court-martial Over Comments Criticizing Biden For Failed Afghan Exit

We have detailed the story of Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller over the past week. We told you about his statements that led to his removal as a battalion commander.

Now, we bring you two new chapters in the unfolding saga that is Scheller’s battle with the Corps. The first is the Marine’s initial response. The second, where LTC Scheller believes this is going.

Many think he is getting what he deserves. After all, he should have known better than to open his mouth and criticize senior leaders over their botched handling of the exit from Afghanistan, right? He was wearing his uniform on social media.

Many more believe he was courageous and brave for standing up to demand accountability for what led to the deaths of 11 Marines, one Navy medic and one soldier from the US Army.

In one of the articled linked above, we detailed how his actions were very much in line with the Marine’s core values.

But in doing what he did, his chain of command sent him for a psychological evaluation. Yeah, they sent him to get examined by a psychologist.

I mean, he must be crazy to ever question the stupidity of those in the key decision making process that cost us 13 American lives.

The other new chapter started with his resignation of his commission. In other words, he turned in his silver oak-leaf clusters. Knowing that he would forfeit any chance at retirement or pension, future benefits through the VA, or continued success in his military career, Scheller submitted the following letter.

And now, he believes that he will eventually face a court-martial, found guilty and spend time in federal prison.

“Once the investigating officer finalizes his recommendation, the Marine Corps will decide if they should pursue court-martial,” Scheller said on Wednesday. And assuming it goes to that degree?

“I will be found guilty and will probably do some jail time. This will provide me a valuable opportunity to read, write, and contemplate.”

He also noted on a Facebook post to summarize:

All this, because he simply said what millions of Americans are thinking. The problem is, he probably did violate multiple articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. But I still applaud him for taking a stand for what be believed to be right, honorable and true.

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