NEWS & ANALYSIS

Lt. Col. Scheller Will Be Released from The Brig


Lt. Col. Scheller, the United States Marine who was arrested for posting public criticism of the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, will be released from the brig Tuesday pending trial. 

“Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. is being released from confinement today, Oct. 5, 2021, as a result of a mutual agreement between Lt. Col. Scheller, his Defense counsel, and the Commanding General Training Command,” Capt. Sam Stephenson said in a statement. “No additional details regarding the agreement may be released at this time.” 

Scheller was scheduled to appear for a pre-trial detention hearing Tuesday, but it was canceled, a person familiar with the case told the Daily Caller.

As previously reported by Human Events News, Scheller posted a video to Facebook following the suicide bombings that killed 11 Marines, one Army Green Beret and one Navy corpsman, along with several Afghani citizens. In the video, Scheller – who wore his service uniform – challenged his chain of command and demanded accountability from senior leaders on the situation in Afghanistan. 

“I want to say this very strongly,” Scheller said in the video. “I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders: I demand accountability.” 

Scheller released several more videos until he was eventually told to stop posting to social media in general, which he ignored. His posting landed him a trip to the brig.