Troops may express political opinions and are encouraged 'to carry out the obligations of citizenship,' but Marine Sgt. Gary Stein was warned that his Facebook posts crossed a line.
Marine Corps Sgt. Gary Stein will be given an other-than-honorable discharge. Sgt. Stein criticized President Obama on Facebook.
A military panel recommended a 'less than honorable' discharge for a Marine who railed against President Obama on Facebook. But the Marine's lawyers say he has First Amendment rights.
The Marine Corps administrative board said after a daylong hearing late Thursday at Camp Pendleton that Sgt. Gary Stein has committed misconduct and should be dismissed.
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