Marine fired for slamming military over Afghan exit issues warning to superiors

The baby boomer’s turn is over,” Lt. 안부. Stuart Scheller told The Post. “I demand accountability, at all levels. If we don’t get it, I’m bringing it.

He also quoted Thomas Jefferson, 속담 “every generation needs a revolution.

Scheller’s family and former troops say they’re not surprised the officer sacrificed his career in order to tell his truth.

It takes real courage to do what he did and that was Stu all the way,” Juan Chavez, 33, of Valparaiso, 인디애나, who served under Scheller from 2011 ...에 2014, told The Post Saturday. “He was a magnificent leader, a breath of fresh air, who was always going to do what’s right, even if it goes against the grain.

Marine Lt. Gen. Stuart Scheller is demanding senior U.S. leaders hold themselves accountable for actions made during the U.S. Military's withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the deaths of 13 servicemembers. (신용: Scheller video screenshot)

Marine Lt. Gen. Stuart Scheller is demanding senior U.S. leaders hold themselves accountable for actions made during the U.S. Military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the deaths of 13 servicemembers. (신용: Scheller video screenshot) (Scheller video screenshot)

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Scheller’s father, Stuart Sr., told The Post his son wasthe real deal, a Marine’s Marine. People will follow him to the ends of the earth. He has put his life on the line for fellow Marines so putting his career on the line like this does not surprise us.

Scheller, 41, a 17-year Marine veteran three years short of qualifying for a full pension, went viral Thursday after he posted a four-minute, 45-second video to Facebook in which he appeared in uniform and ripped into military leadership following the devastating suicide bombing at Kabul airport, which killed 13 우리. service members and at least 169 Afghans.

He specifically called out Marine Corps Commandant Gen. 데이비드 H. Berger, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. 마크 밀리.

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,’” 그는 말했다.

Stuart Scheller Sr. said his son idolized his grandfather, a World War II vet who landed on the beach at Normandy, and always wanted to go into the military.

He’s still on the battlefield protecting his men and women,” Scheller Sr. 말했다. “It’s interesting that no one (군대에서) has answered his call for accountability. Their answer was to fire him I guess. It’s a sad day for America.

His son has said he won’t talk to reporters until he finishes hisformalexit from the Marines.

A married father of three boys who lives in Jacksonville, 노스 캐롤라이나, Scheller seemed to have had a brilliant military career before he did the unthinkable and broke rank with the Marine Corps. He received a Combat V for Valor and a Bronze Star.

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But now he’s a hero to many in the military for, as one person commented, “coming out with what everyone was thinking but was afraid to say.

In his video, Scheller said the U.S. should never have abandoned its most strategic airbase – Bagram – early this summer. Milley said on June 23 that Bagramwasn’t tactically or operationally necessaryfor the U.S. military’s final exit from Afghanistan.

Scheller said some of his fellow officers, while supportive, urged him to take down the video.

Obviously I didn’t take it down,” Scheller wrote in a later Facebook post. “I’ll offer this … we can’t ALL be wrong. If you all agree … then step up. They only have the power because we allow it. What if we all demanded accountability?”

이상 30,000 사람들, some of whom served under Scheller, have liked and commented on his video.

Proud to have served under your command sir, we’ll follow you to the pits of hell and back,” wrote Zach Olbrys of Worcester, 매사추세츠 주.

Ryan Holland of Lexington, 켄터키, 썼다: “I see a seat in Washington in your near future!! It was always an honor serving with you sir! Semper Fi!

It took big brass balls to do what you did … [앎] it came at a huge risk to your career personally,” wrote Paul Zedalis. “An Officer with integrity … hard to find at the senior levels these days. My hat is off to you Sir!”

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