The administrative separation board for Marine Sergeant Gary Stein, the host of the Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook page, who lost his collateral challenge to the board proceedings, concluded after a 13-hour hearing on Thursday. The board found the basis was met, and recommended separation with a characterization of other than honorable, according to news reports.
Other reports indicate that the Marine Corps is now seeking additional guidance from the DoD regarding appropriate use of social media:
Marine Corps officials are seeking additional guidance from the Pentagon regarding service members’ use of social media amid discharge proceedings against a Camp Pendleton sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on Facebook.
Joe Kasper, spokesman for Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, said Friday that Hunter’s office was notified of the plans in a letter from a Marine Corps major general.