American politician, author, and former Navy SEAL currently serving as the warrior’s heart eric greitens pdf 56th Governor of Missouri, since January 2017. He is currently the second youngest Governor in the United States, after New Hampshire’s Chris Sununu. Born and raised in St.
Louis, Greitens graduated from Parkway North High School before attending Duke University with a scholarship. After attending the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and earning a doctorate, he later became a U. Navy SEAL officer, where he served four tours of duty around the world, rose to the rank of lieutenant commander, commanded an Al-Qaeda targeting cell and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, among other decorations. Following his military service, Greitens founded The Mission Continues, a non-profit organization serving veterans which he led until 2014.
Time Magazine included him in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. Previously a Democrat, he announced his candidacy for governor as a Republican, campaigning on a platform centered around ethics reform. After winning the Republican primaries, he faced state Attorney General Chris Koster whom he defeated in the general election on November 8, 2016. Greitens was born on April 10, 1974, in St.
Louis, Missouri, the son of Becky and Rob Greitens. Greitens attended Parkway North High School and was named a member of the 1995 USA Today All-USA Academic Team. Greitens was an Angier B.
Duke Scholar at Duke University where he studied ethics, philosophy, and public policy. Before graduating in 1996, he was selected as a Rhodes and Truman Scholar.
He attended Lady Margaret Hall, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, where he earned a D. Some of his photographs appear in the publication Children in War: Community Strategies for Healing. Greitens is a former Senior Fellow at the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.
In the past, he has taught classes at both the University of Missouri in Columbia and at Washington University in St. Greitens attended Naval Officer Candidate School in January 2001, after graduating from Oxford. Class 237 in Coronado, California in February 2002. Greitens was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy Reserve, and he was deployed four times to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and Southeast Asia.