Mike Barton, deputy director of public affairs at Cherry Point, said featuring Stein’s story in its PSA was meant to serve as a cautionary tale in what is a regular election season reminder on military policy regarding political activity.
Stein said his case has yet to be concluded, and it is still working its way through the appeals process — making it an inappropriate topic of discussion for the service. The Marine Times noted the Marine Corps “seldom” highlights acts of individuals for mass distribution.
The video was removed after the Marine Times asked about it.
It would seem even Public Affairs troops can make a “mistake” in their internet postings…