Eric Greitens

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Eric Greitens
Eric Greitens 2011-7.jpg
56th Governor of Missouri
In office
January 9, 2017 – June 1, 2018
LieutenantMike Parson
Preceded byJay Nixon
Succeeded byMike Parson
Personal details
Born
Eric Robert Greitens

(1974-04-10) April 10, 1974 (age 45)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Sheena Chestnut (m. 2011)
Children2
Alma materDuke University
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service2001–2017
RankU.S. Navy O-4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander
CommandsJoint Special Operations Task Unit
Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment
Al Qaeda Targeting Cell
AwardsBronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Purple Heart ribbon.svg Purple Heart
Joint Service Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Navy Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Joint Service Achievement Medal
Combat Action Ribbon.svg Combat Action Ribbon
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal ribbon.svg Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Eric Robert Greitens (born April 10, 1974) is an American politician, author, humanitarian, and former Navy SEAL. He is the 56th Governor of the state of Missouri from January 9, 2017 until his resignation in June 1, 2018.[1] Greitens is the Former President and founder of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization for veterans.[2]

Greitens is now a Republican. He used to be a Democrat.

On February 22, 2018, Greitens was indicted on felony invasion of privacy charges, relating to alleged actions associated with an affair he disclosed a month earlier.[3] On May 29, 2018 Greitens announced that he would resign from office effective 5 pm on Friday, June 1, 2018.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Politically Speaking: Eric Greitens on his latest mission to become Missouri's next governor". St. Louis Public Radio.
  2. "Daily show hosts Missouri governor hopeful Eric Greitens". Riverfront Times.
  3. "Missouri governor charged over nude photo". BBC News. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  4. Suntrup, Jack and Kurt Erickson. "Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens resigns". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.