Friday, October 8, 2021

Marines Charge Scheller Hours After His Release From Brig; Fired Marine Commander Scheller Charged With Six Crimes, Faces Court-Martial, and related stories

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Marines Charge Scheller Hours After His Release From Brig:
Less than a day after the Marines freed Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller from the Camp Lejeune brig, the brass in North Carolina ordered him to stand trial by special court-martial for his social media posts demanding senior leaders be held accountable for failed operations in Afghanistan.
Released Wednesday, Oct. 6, from pretrial confinement, Scheller faces six charges for allegedly violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including Article 88 (contempt toward officials); Article 89 (disrespect toward superior commissioned officers); Article 90 (willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer); Article 92 (dereliction in the performance of duties); Article 92 (failure to obey order or regulation); and Article 133 (conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman).
Training and Education Command spokesperson Capt. Samuel Stephenson said his commanding general had referred the charges to special court-martial.
Coffee or Die Magazine emails sent directly to TECOM’s commanding general, Lt. Gen. Kevin Iiams, were not answered.
Scheller’s initial hearing has been docketed for Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. aboard Camp Lejeune. It’s open to the public.
Col. Glen R. Hines, a Marine Corps Reserve judge, will preside. --->READ MORE HERE
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Fired Marine commander Scheller charged with six crimes, faces court-martial:
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. will face a misdemeanor-level special court-martial on six charges filed by the Corps this week related to his public admonishing of American officials handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, service officials announced Wednesday.
Scheller, whose social media posts blasting top civilian and military officials garnered hundreds of thousands of views in the days after 13 U.S. troops were killed in a bombing at the Kabul airport, was formally charged Monday, one day before he was released from the brig at Camp Lejeune, N.C., a Marine spokesman said. He is accused of violating Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 88 by displaying contempt toward officials, Article 89 by disrespecting superior commissioned officers, Article 90 by willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, Article 92 by dereliction in the performance of his duties and failure to obey an order or regulation, and Article 133 by displaying conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.
Those charges were referred on Wednesday morning to a special court-martial by Maj. Gen. Julian D. Alford, who leads Marine Training Command, according to Capt. Sam Stephenson, a spokesman for the command. A special court-martial limits the maximum punishment for service members found guilty​, and cannot sentence an officer found guilty to confinement or a punitive discharge. Sheller could face a loss of two-thirds pay per month, if convicted, according to the UCMJ. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Marine Officer Scheller Officially Charged with Contempt, Disrespect over Viral Videos

Charges against Marine who spoke out against military leaders referred to court-martial

Lt. Col. Scheller to face Marine court-martial over Afghan criticisms

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