The US Marine Corps officer who was relieved of his command over a battalion for chastising his bosses over the botched Afghan withdrawal has revealed that he was ordered to undergo a mental health screening.
“When I went into work this morning, I was ordered by my commanding officer to go to the Hospital for a mental health screening,” Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller wrote on Facebook on Monday.
“I was evaluated by the mental health specialists and then sent on my way. My CO is a standup guy, and I understand why he did it,” he added.
A day earlier, the officer said in a YouTube video that he was sticking by his guns and resigning his commission — walking away from a $2 million pension after 17 years of service.
Scheller explained that despite being relieved of his duties, he was still an active Marine — until he completes his resignation, which he said was sparked in