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Marine Officer in Brig Seeks Honorable Discharge Deal After Blasting Leaders Over Afghanistan

The now-jailed Lt. Col. Stu Scheller -- the Marine officer who rose to fame for a viral video demanding accountability from military leaders for the failures in Afghanistan -- is hoping to strike a legal deal to avoid trial and leave the service with an honorable discharge.

“Stu's request is real simple: He's willing to go in there and say ‘guilty’ to whatever they want … all he wants is to be able to leave honorably,” a person familiar with the matter told Military.com.

Marine Corps officials have said there are no specific charges "preferred" or initiated against Scheller, but a spokesman for the service, Sam Stephenson, confirmed he is currently in pre-trial confinement while awaiting an Article 32 preliminary hearing.

That upcoming but yet-unscheduled hearing will consider whether charges of contempt toward officials, willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, failure to obey lawful general orders or conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman should be recommended to his commander for action, Marine officials said.

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