|56th Governor of Missouri|
January 9, 2017 – June 1, 2018
|Preceded by||Jay Nixon|
|Succeeded by||Mike Parson|
Eric Robert Greitens
April 10, 1974
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Sheena Chestnut (m. 2011)
|Alma mater||Duke University|
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||2001–2017|
|Commands||Joint Special Operations Task Unit|
Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment
Al Qaeda Targeting Cell
|Awards|| Bronze Star |
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
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. Greitens is the Former President and founder of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization for veterans.
Controversy[change | change source]
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. On May 29, 2018 Greitens announced that he would resign from office effective 5pm on Friday, June 1, 2018.
Greitens is now a Republican. He used to be a Democrat.
References[change | change source]
- "Politically Speaking: Eric Greitens on his latest mission to become Missouri's next governor". St. Louis Public Radio.
- "Daily show hosts Missouri governor hopeful Eric Greitens". Riverfront Times.
- "Missouri governor charged over nude photo". BBC News. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
- Suntrup, Jack and Kurt Erickson. "Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens resigns". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.