To supporters, he was a rare patriot who was willing to speak the hard truth for power at the expense of his career and his financial security. For his superiors, he was out of line and unwilling to register his grievances through the esteemed internal channels of the time.
Either way, Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Schiller. The Marines will not last long.
A 17-year-old Marine Corps veteran who ran a personal social media campaign calling for accountability from top US military officials after the withdrawal from Afghanistan. They What happened on Thursday? of that The court-martial begins at Camp Legion, North Carolina. of that Lawyers confirmed Wednesday. Lieutenant colonel Scalar Will plead guilty to every charge filed against him. It And find a discharge worse than “normal in respectable circumstances.”
Lt. Col., for social media posts criticizing the Pentagon leadership over its Afghanistan record. Scalar Allegations were leveled against him, including showing contempt for officials. Deliberate disrespect of high commissioned officers Disregard of duties of a high commissioned officer Failure to comply with the order and showing immoral treatment of the officer.
“They. These statements made. He is not a hypocrite, “said lawyer Timothy Parlatour, one of at least three civilian lawyers working on his case.” But we are still being punished where we put everything in context. Can provide evidence for. ”
Lt. Col. Schiller’s social media posts, including a viral video in which he wore his camouflage uniform, resulted in 13 U.S. soldiers – mostly his fellow Marines – in the days leading up to his refusal to accept responsibility. Leaders were criticized. He was killed in a suicide bombing at Kabul Airport on August 26.
“He’s going to give the Pentagon a private class to take responsibility,” said a source familiar with the matter, who said he was not identified because of a gag order imposed by Marine Corps officials.
The charges were handed over by USMC Major General Julian D. Alfred to a special court-martial, which leads the Marine Training Command. Mr Parlatour said he hoped Marine Corps officials would agree to issue more than a letter of reprimand to Lt. Col. Schiller, which could allow him to retain some of his former benefits after leaving the service.
His lawyers said that with the 17-year-old’s uniform, he agreed to give up his 20-year pension and resign from the commission. But military commanders rejected his request and fired him as an infantry battalion commander at Camp Legion.
When his commander ordered him to quit his social media crusade, Lt. Col. Schiller also talked about it on the Internet, saying at one point that the “system” needed to be dismantled. He was fired as battalion commander and spent a week in the brigade at Camp Legion before any charges were filed.
We need fresh blood and vision. It’s time for a new generation of Americans to take power, “Lt. Col. Schiller said in a video. “Follow me, and we’ll do it. [expletive] Down the system – constitutionally – with a loud voice.
In addition to calling for a round of resignations from the Pentagon’s senior leadership, Lt. Col. Schiller called for an end to duty charges against US Central Command Commander Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie, who was in overall command of Afghanistan. The end of the US-backed Afghan government and army.
His imprisonment provoked a strong public reaction, which made him a political figure for some. His lawyer filmed a video of Lt. Col. Schiller criticizing the military leadership, as well as a video of Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Millie criticizing former President Trump and Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward for his new book. Interviewed.
“It’s a double standard. How hard you want to hit. [Lt. Col. Scheller] Until you agree to bring Mili in the next and other people? Mr. Parlatour said. Steve Schiller is going to teach the Pentagon leadership what it feels like to take responsibility.
More than a dozen GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill demanded his early release. Some have compared his case to that of Army General Billy Mitchell, who advocated the need for air power during World War I and court-martialled as a result of severe criticism from his superiors. C. The critiques proved to be correct
But Lt. Col. Schiller also drew some criticism online as he went on to broadcast his views, including to veterans and military members.
Wrote a Reddit poster that called itself a “royal engagement.”
Another commentator said Lt. Col. Schiller was “determined to be a rebel and that this was disturbing.”
“I knew him years ago and he was good to go. This version of him is sad and disturbing.” Don’t post. ”