The us Marine who posted videos on social networks criticizing military and the withdrawal by the Biden administration of military resources from Afghanistan has pleaded guilty to all counts in Navy court martial Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina Thursday.
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. has pleaded guilty to all six misdemeanor counts, including willful disobedience to a senior officer , dereliction of duty and unbecoming conduct of an officer and a gentleman.
Scheller was released from the brig last week where he was being held for raping an agreement to stop posting criticism on social media.
He was relieved of his command in one of the infantry training battalions at Camp Lejeune in August after having posted the videos on Facebook and LinkedIn after a bomb attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul claimed the lives of 13 US servicemen as well as dozens of Afghan citizens.
"Did someone put their hand up and said, 'We screwed up completely? '" Scheller asked in a video. "I'm not saying we can take back what was done. All I asked was to be held to account, for people to comment on what I said and say, ' Yes. Mistakes were made. 'And if they had done that, I would have gone back to base, submitted and accomplished what I wanted. "
Scheller is a decorated Marine who has served for 17 years.
His other charges include contempt for officers, disrespect for senior officers, and disrespect for orders or regulations.
Fox News 'Steve Harrigan, Brie Stimson, Lucas Y. Tomlinson, Hannah Grossman, Angelica Stabile and Michael Lee contributed to this report.