• Crisis of Command

  • How We Lost Trust and Confidence in America's Generals and Politicians
  • By: Stuart Scheller
  • Narrated by: Stuart Scheller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (217 ratings)

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By: Stuart Scheller
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Combat-decorated Marine officer Stuart Scheller speaks out against the debacle of the Afghan pullout as the culmination of a decades-long and still-ongoing betrayal of military members by top leadership, from generals to the commander in chief, comes to light.

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller was the perfect Marine. Battle tested. A leader. Decorated for valor. Yet when the United States acted like the Keystone Cops in a panicked haphazard exit from Afghanistan for political reasons, Scheller spoke out, and the generals lashed out. In fact, they jailed him to keep him quiet, claiming he lost the "trust and confidence" bestowed upon him by the Marines—when the faith and trust is exactly what our generals and even our commander-in-chief betrayed by exercising such reckless and derelict policies. Now Scheller is free from the shackles of the Marine Corps and can speak his mind. And in Crisis of Command, that he does. He holds our generals' feet to the fire. The same generals who play frivolously with the lives of our service men and women for political gain. The same generals who lied to political leaders to further their own agendas and careers. Stuart Scheller is here to say that the buck stops here. Accountability starts now. It's time to demand accountability and stand up for our military. In this book, Stuart Scheller shows us how.

©2022 Stuart Scheller (P)2022 Kalorama
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Highly Recommend

Wrote with such conviction. Very good!!!! Ill be recommending book this to every leader and jr leader from now on.

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Amazing!

This was the best description of the chain of command I've ever heard. I am a Marine veteran and served in 1/8 Bravo 1st Plt. UNFORTUNATELY, I checked in just before they got back from Iraq and he was the Alpha XO. I know Marines who we commanded by him in Alpha and they had nothing but good things to say about him. I hope this starts the ball rolling and causes the avalanche, that takes down the mountain.

SEMPER FI!

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Outstanding

I agree with ALL of LTC Shiller’s conclusions. What thinking person with any subject matter knowledge couldn’t help but respect his points?

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He needs to know that what he is picking apart in the ranks of the general officer corps is a “general feeling” we all have throughout the enlisted ranks and as civilians, but can’t pin point it in any direction, nor have the impact of a charismatic leader with a massive Following as he.

It’s the feeling that the senior officers and political figures reaching a point in their careers that they feel they have “put in their time” and no longer need to be held to the same standards. They are serving themselves, and their peers instead of the people they should be leading and protecting, under the pretenses of “selfless service” to the nation.

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Most honest assessment of the military

This book is so real and filled with facts. I appreciate the courage Stuart exuded through actions and I hope ever post 9/11 veteran gets a chance to check this out.

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Revolution needed

Truly heroic stance!! The American people need to wake up. I hope Scheller becomes an advisor to our next President.

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Every Patriot should hear this story!

Hopefully, this is the beginning of a total revamping of the American military industrial complex. This story exemplifies all that is wrong with American culture and hopefully enough people will be willing to sacrifice even a portion of what Lt. Col Sheller has to make this change occur.

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Highly recommend this book

Stu really hits the nail on the head regarding the problem with the Afghan withdrawal and senior leadership’s failure to take responsibility

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Cheers Marine!

Stu Scheller, thanks for so concisely putting into words what the rank and file Marine knows. I faced a similar issued during my time at MSG Bn. I had former bosses who wrote glowing fit reps turn on me but thankfully, are the dust settled I had some great Officers who did through their Rankin the table for me. I truly
enjoyed every minute of this book and have recommended it to my friends and colleagues. Well written and inspiring! Semper!!

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Required reading for all military personnel

Wow… this is an eye opener on how the military officers act and operate behind closed doors. Also how so many officers are in the military for the wrong reasons.

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  • rudy fuata
  • 10-28-22

Worth it!

Well done Sir. Thought provoking and right from the heart. God bless you and your family. Best wishes for your next chapter.