Imprisoned Marine Freed, Legal Struggle Continues

DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando

Lt. Col. Stu Scheller — the Marine officer who rose to fame for a viral video demanding accountability from military leaders for failures in Afghanistan — has been released from the brig as his legal case moves forward.

In an email statement to, Marine Corps spokesman Maj. Jim Stenger confirmed the officer was being released Tuesday “as a result of a mutual agreement between Lt. Col. Scheller, his defense counsel, and the commanding general, Training Command.”

However, a source with knowledge of the situation said that Scheller remains bound by a gag order that bars him from social media. On Aug. 26, he posted a video that went viral of himself in uniform demanding accountability from senior military leaders following a suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. troops in Afghanistan that same day.

Scheller’s case now will move to an Article 32 preliminary hearing, which has yet to be scheduled, to consider whether charges should be recommended to his command. Those potentially could include contempt toward officials, willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, failure to obey lawful general orders, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

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7 months ago

This Lt Colonel should be commended and promoted for standing up for what is right. He is totally right that the withdrawal was a complete debacle by this idiot who is supposed to be acting President. I say acting because he was not duly elected by the people. Restore this mans honor, put him back in his former position, or better yet, promote him and send him to the Pentagon.

Wayne C. Perelman
Wayne C. Perelman
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim

I’m on board with you, Jim!

Wayne C. Perelman
Wayne C. Perelman
6 months ago

Lt. Col Scheller should be promoted to the rank of Major General [or higher] and awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor for having the courage to stand up to brainless joe’s woke armed forces establishment and to our current communist government!

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