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Marine who slammed Afghanistan withdrawal on Facebook expected to plead guilty in special court martial

  • October 13, 2021

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 On Aug. 27 he was relieved of his command at the Advanced Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Geiger, a Camp Lejeune facility. 

“There is a forum in which Marine leaders can address their disagreements with the chain of command, but it’s not social media,” said Marine Corps spokesperson Maj Jim Stenger after the incident.

A series of posts from Scheller followed, including an Aug. 29 video in which he resigned his commission and said “follow me and we will bring down the whole … system.” 

Camp Lejeune Marine makes national news after being relieved of duties for Afghan post

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  • Reporter Calvin Shomaker can be reached at cshomaker@gannett.com. 

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