Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, a sitting Marine Batallion Commander was fired after he called out “inept” leadership in a blistering video that went viral.
“I have been relieved for caused based on a lack of trust and confidence,” Scheller wrote on Facebook.
“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.'”
“I want to say this very strongly. I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders: I demand accountability,” he added in the viral video leading to him being dismissed.