Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who went viral after posting a video criticizing the Biden Administration’s top generals over their lack of accountability during the Afghan withdrawal, has reportedly now been placed behind bars and is awaiting trial.
As Fox News reports:
“All our son did is ask the questions that everybody was asking themselves, but they were too scared to speak out loud,” Scheller’s father, Stu Scheller Sr., told Task & Purpose. “He was asking for accountability. In fact, I think he even asked for an apology that we made mistakes, but they couldn’t do that, which is mind-blowing.”
Scheller first rose to internet stardom by posting a video to Facebook blasting military leaders for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, questioning their command decisions on the events leading up to and during the final evacuation effort.Scheller would go on to release several more videos, generating praise and controversy while drawing the ire of military leadership. Eventually, he was told by superiors to stop posting to social media altogether, an order he immediately ignored by posting about the gag order.
Rogue Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was arrested today and is in the brig. He violated a direct, written order to stop posting on social media. pic.twitter.com/5D91pQifIm
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 28, 2021
Scheller is “currently in pre-trial confinement,” a spokesperson for Training and Education Command said of the officer’s status.
The time and date of his hearing have not yet been released to the public.