Military Leader Fired for Criticizing ‘Inept’ Military Leadership

US Department of Defense

A Marine Batallion Commander has been fired for criticizing the leadership in the military.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

A sitting Marine battalion commander was fired Friday after he slammed the “ineptitude” of U.S. military leadership over the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, saying he was willing to risk losing his 17-year career and future retirement pension in order to “demand accountability” from top military brass.

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Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller said in a Facebook post that he was relieved for cause after he posted a video Thursday saying military leadership let service members down during the bungled Afghanistan withdrawal. His video post came after a terrorist attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday that killed 13 U.S. service members, including someone with whom Scheller had a close relationship.

“The reason people are so upset on social media right now is not because the Marine on the battlefield let someone down. That service member always rose to the occasion and done extraordinary things,” Scheller said. “People are upset because their senior leaders let them down and none of them are raising their hands and accepting accountability or saying, ‘We messed this up.'”

The scathing public rebuke is a sign of the growing anger among U.S. service members over the pullout and evacuation effort, which has led to a Taliban takeover of the country, left departing Americans vulnerable to deadly terrorist attacks, and stranded thousands of at-risk Afghan military allies.

Scheller stated that he was willing to throw away his 17-year career to draw attention to the problems he thinks are disastrous.

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RICHARD S GIESER
RICHARD S GIESER
17 days ago

When you join the military you lose most of your Constitutionally protected Rights (like freedom of speach, the very Rights you are fighting for.
That just isn’t RIGHT.

The Old Dog
The Old Dog
17 days ago

WRONG! When you join the military you are voluntarily giving up certain rights in order to maintain what is called “”military order”. In the military, LIVES are at stake, and somebody has to be the boss, somebody has to determine what all those guys carrying rifles should do This is ABSOLUTELY NO different from the coach who calls the plays, and if you choose not to follow the play, you can spend the season on the bench.

Mari Jo Oneill
Mari Jo Oneill
17 days ago

So sad, but everything he said was accurate. We the people know, at least I do that BIDEN incompetent and demented and its obvious he suffers some type of cognitive decline and as a 77 year old American, Ive seen many Presidents but Biden is by far the worst. He is Jimmy Carter 2.0. He is a DISGRACE.

George Peabody
George Peabody
17 days ago

Biden rushed operation just so he could take a victory lap on the 20th remembrance of 9/11.”
Sens. Josh Hawley and Marsha Blackburn and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, have called for Biden to step down following the suicide bombing that Biden was warned would be executed, arguing that the chaos that has unfolded in Afghanistan has shown that the president does not possess the necessary leadership to continue serving in office. Obviously, Joe Biden is guilty.
The scathing public rebuke is a sign of the growing anger among U.S. service members over the pullout and evacuation effort, which has led to a Taliban takeover of the country, left departing Americans vulnerable to deadly terrorist attacks, and stranded thousands of at-risk Afghan military allies.
Marine battalion commander Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was fired Friday after he slammed the “ineptitude” of U.S. military leadership over the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, saying he was willing to risk losing his 17-year career and future retirement pension in order to “demand accountability” from top military brass. So, Biden fired him.
Sen Blackburn responded to Psaki later Thursday, tweeting that Biden “and his administration should have never made the political decision to withdraw by 8-31 —
 just so Biden/Harris, et.al., could take a victory lap on the 20th remembrance of 9/11.”

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Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
17 days ago

The swamp doesn’t like the TRUTH!

Reggie Hudson
Reggie Hudson
17 days ago

How can I along with every caring American help fund attorneys willing to fight his firing all the way to the SCOTUS?

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
17 days ago
Reply to  Reggie Hudson

I wish contribute.
Keep us posted.

schmed
schmed
17 days ago

was he “fired” or merely”relieved of command? Try to get the facts before you write it up, ok? And even if he was “fired,” the military is not the public space where people have free speech rights.

Jawad
Jawad
17 days ago

LTC Scheller is a fine man. His dismissal is a badge of honor. The Marines don;t leave anyone behind. Perish the top brass who caved to the pResident slime-devil and his demonic prophets of woke-ism. Justice will serve them soon enough in this world or in the next.

Michael J. Ellis
Michael J. Ellis
16 days ago

Being a retired Chief Petty Officer it is beyond my comprehension to understand why you a closed Bagram and sent the Marines in to the Airport. That was a real shit show. How devastating to see those young Marines army and Navy Corpsman loose there life for what. Bad decisions cost them there life. God speed Hero’s you did your job the way you were supposed. Politics do not play a part in war, That’s why we have lost every war where congress and senate were involved. God bless the people who lost there lives that August day trying to help people.

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