We recently discovered that the United States Marine Corps has sent the only officer in the United States military, Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, with guts to call for accountability from the institution that he has served for some 17 years, to solitary confinement in the brig, at Regional Brig for Marine Corps Installations East at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, without preferring charges.
A headline in the Military Times tells it all:
“Marine lieutenant colonel who demanded ‘accountability’ in brig, not charged”
It appears that we have entered into a whole new dynamic in this country — one similar to the old Soviet response to anyone who challenges the ruling regime:
LOCK THEM UP – SHUT THEM UP!
Exactly what has been done to this lieutenant colonel? Here is what the Military Times tells us about the charges that we can expect to be brought under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ):
“The general nature of the offenses being considered at the Art. 32 hearing are: Article 88 (contempt toward officials), Article 90 (willfully disobeying superior commissioned officer), Article 92 (failure to obey lawful general orders), Article 133 (conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman)”
Really? I always thought the Marine Corps leadership was above this type of intimidation, but it appears that the new “woke” Marines are ready to let their leaders like — oh, let’s say General McKenzie — slide while they demonstrate their machismo on this mid-level officer who simply asked for what most of the American public is asking for — ACCOUNTABILITY from its leaders — no matter where that leads us!
I am appalled by the behavior of the United States Marine Corps leadership, and I state publicly and for the record that this officer be released immediately, be allowed to resign his commission as he has stated was his intent and not be held for one more day in confinement.
We put the Bo Bergdahl’s, deserters, in military confinement – we put the Bradley/Chelsea Manning’s, who endangered the lives of thousands by giving away classified information in a war zone, in the stockade — we do not incarcerate an officer who has served this country with honor and distinction in the brig for doing what our senior Defense Department leadership will not do — accept accountability.
This officer must be released immediately, and he should receive a written apology from his entire Chain of Command to include the Commandant of the Marine Corps. As we hear so many times these days — “THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE…”
Marc A. King
United States Army (Ret)
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