LtCol Stuart Scheller

LtCol Scheller served commendably for nearly 17 years; however, the severity of his misconduct and its deleterious effect on good order and discipline outweighs the positive aspects of his service. Accordingly, separation with a general (under honorable conditions) characterization of service is appropriate.

Systems will never be fully effective when led by people.

#88: In a system of people, over a long enough timeline, those with power will build barriers to protect their power. As stated in #48, “power is of an encroaching nature, and it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.”

Command’s refusal to allow preferral of charges against a General

Ultimately, I feel there will always be another imminent enemy facing the United States.  And to be clear, I fully believe that a strong military arm of foreign diplomacy is critical for the strength of a free democratic nation.  But I offer a dangerous caveat to this belief: if our military leaders consistently distract the Nation by perceived threats of the future while simultaneously failing...