Tuesday, Marine Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was released from the brig at Camp Leugene.
He was arrested last week for violating a gag order.
Fox News reported that he was released as part of an agreement between his attorney and the commanding general.”
BREAKING: Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller has been released from the brig at Camp Lejeune, NC pending courtmartial. The USMC combat vet was taken into custody after publishing several social media posts critical of US military/gov't leaders over Afghan withdrawal#StuartScheller
— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) October 5, 2021
After being fired in August for speaking out against leadership in a viral video, Scheller wrote on Facebook.
To all my friends across the social networks. I have been relieved for cause based on a lack of trust and confidence as of 14:30 today.
My chain of command is doing exactly what I would do… if I were in their shoes. I appreciate the opportunities AITB command provided. To all the news agencies asking for interviews… I will not be making any statements other than what’s on my social platforms until I exit the Marine Corps.
America has many issues… but it’s my home… it’s where my three sons will become men. America is still the light shining in a fog of chaos. When my Marine Corps career comes to an end, I look forward to a new beginning. My life’s purpose is to make America the most lethal and effective foreign diplomacy instrument. While my days of hand to hand violence may be ending…I see a new light on the horizon.
He also released the following video message.