Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller said in a video on Sunday he was resigning after push back from his video that demanded accountability over the deaths of 13 military personnel in Afghanistan.
“I want to make the announcement today. After 17 years, I currently not pending legal action and I can stay in the Marine Corps for another three years, but I don’t think that’s the path I’m on,” Scheller said.
“I’m resigning my commission as a United States Marine effective now,” he added.
Scheller also concluded with a strong challenge. “Follow me and we will bring the whole f***ing system down. I am honorable,” he said.
“You can ask any Marine who served with me for 17 years. I dare you to ask them all and find out what I’m made of. We’re just getting started,” Scheller concluded.
His post last week noted, “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.”
The strong words and actions have inspired many while concerning others. The deaths of American military members in Afghanistan has been infuriating to many, leading to strong reactions, especially from those within the military community.