Friday, April 6, 2012


Posted by  HS


EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. President, I presume you will NOW Down a MARINE uniform, pick up your rifile and Replace him ? Like old Teddy Roosevelt .. Hey Don't forget your Horse ? HS

Gary Stein and a keyboard are shown. | AP. Reuters
  AP, Reuters

The three-member Marine Corps administrative board at Camp Pendleton found that Sgt. Gary Stein had committed misconduct by posting anti-Obama comments on a Facebook page, calling the comments “contemptuous.”
Stein, a nine-year veteran, posted comments on Facebook calling Obama a coward and “the economic and religious enemy,” the Administrative Discharge Board was told. 
Stein urged the president’s defeat in the fall election, writing “screw Obama” and superimposed Obama’s face on a poster for the movie “Jackass.”

The board’s decision came after a daylong hearing. The final decision on Stein’s status will be made by the commanding general of the Marine Corp Recruit Depot San Diego. (BIO BELOW)


“It hurts me to know that I could be punished for the one of the constitutional rights I have give the last 9 years of my life to protect,” Stein wrote in a note posted to his Facebook page ahead of his Thursday hearing.
“While I could have better chosen my words when making the comments in question, I feel that they do no warrant the punishment that could be handed down today,” the letter states.
In closing, Stein’s letter says: “[N]ow I must go answer for what to many more Americans and Service Members is an everyday conversation, which has been blown out of proportion. I hope to come out on top, because win today for me is also a win for Freedom and the Constitution.”

Capt. John Torresala, the government prosecutor, argued that Stein’s behavior repeatedly violated Pentagon policy limiting the free speech rights of service members, and said he should be dismissed after ignoring warnings from his superiors about his postings, according to The Associated Press Friday.
Torresala said that Stein’s anti-Obama comments posted on a Facebook page used by Marine meteorologists were not in line with good order and discipline, and could have influenced junior Marines.
Stein has said he is fighting for his constitutional rights and should be allowed to stay in the military. His lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union contend his statements were made while he was off-duty and that his views are protected by the First Amendment.
Early Friday morning, Stein posted a message to his Facebook page that read simply: ”On to the next fight.”

Commanding General Bio Photo

Brigadier General
Daniel D. Yoo
Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Western Recruiting Region 
Brigadier General Yoo was born on the 4th of July, 1962 in Seoul, Korea. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1984.
In March 1985, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant following completion of Officer Candidate School. Upon graduation from The Basic School and the Infantry Officers Course, Brigadier General Yoo reported to the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California, in April 1986. He was assigned duty with 2d Battalion, 9th Marines and served as a Rifle Platoon Commander, Heavy Machine Gun Platoon Commander, Weapons Company Executive Officer, and a Rifle Company Commander.
After receiving orders overseas, he reported to 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan, in May 1989. During this tour, he served as a Reconnaissance Platoon Commander and a Reconnaissance Company Commander. Returning from overseas in August 1991, Brigadier General Yoo attended Amphibious Warfare School, Quantico, Virginia. In May 1992, he was assigned duties as the Inspector-Instructor, Detachment, 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, in Reno, Nevada.
In June 1995, he was transferred to Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, DC. He served as an Action Officer in the National Plans Branch, Strategy and Plans Division and as the Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans, Policies and Operations. In July 1998, Brigadier General Yoo attended the Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, Rhode Island, earning a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. In August 1999, he was assigned duty with the Current Operations Division, G3, II Marine Expeditionary Force and the 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In March 2001, he was assigned duties as the Operations Officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).
Brigadier General Yoo commanded Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry (East) from July 2002 to June 2004. Following this command tour, he spent a year as a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University. In July 2005, he was transferred to the J-3, Operations Directorate, Joint Staff, Washington, DC. Upon completion of Joint duty in May 2007, he was assigned duties as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, Operations Division, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
In July 2008, Brigadier General Yoo assumed command of the 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division and Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. He deployed in support of OEF as the Commander, Regional Corps Advisory Command Central (RCAC-C) 3-7, 201st Corps, Afghan National Army (ANA) from July 2009 to April 2010. After redeploying from Afghanistan, he relinquished command of 4th Marines and Camp Schwab in June 2010.
In September 2010, he was assigned as the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York City.
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Gold Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Joint Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon. He is a Marine Combatant Diver, a Military Freefall Parachutist, and a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.

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