Eric Greitens was born and raised in Missouri, where he was educated in public schools. He was an Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University, where he studied ethics, philosophy, and public policy. Selected as a Rhodes and a Truman Scholar, he attended the University of Oxford where he earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. His doctoral thesis, Children First, investigated how international humanitarian organizations can best serve war-affected children. He has worked as a humanitarian volunteer, documentary photographer, and researcher in Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, India, Bosnia, and Bolivia.

Eric also served as a United States Navy SEAL officer and deployed four times during the Global War on Terrorism to Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, the Horn of Africa, and Iraq. He served as the Commander of a Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment, Commander of a Joint Special Operations Task Unit, and Commander of an al Qaeda Targeting Cell. In 2005, he was appointed by the President to serve as a White House Fellow, and in 2011 the Association of the United States Navy named him the Navy Reserve Junior Line Officer of the Year. His military awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star.

After returning from Iraq, Eric donated his combat pay to found The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit organization that challenges veterans to serve in communities across America. As CEO, Eric has been recognized as one of the most effective leaders in America. In 2013, TIME magazine named Eric to their list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and most recently Fortune magazine recognized him as one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world.

A photographer and writer, Eric is the author of three books. His first book, Strength & Compassion, was recognized as ForeWord Magazine’s Photography Book of the Year, and was the Grand Prize Winner of the New York Book Festival. Eric’s second book, The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL, was a New York Times Bestseller. His latest book, The Warrior’s Heart, was recognized as one of the Best Teen Books of 2012 by Barnes & Noble and Kirkus Reviews.

Eric teaches as a Senior Fellow at the Truman School of Public Affairs. His work has been covered by national media outlets including NPR, CNN, Fox, CBS, The Colbert Report, the TODAY Show, The Daily Show, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

 

Eric is a sub-3 hour marathon runner and the winner of the Shamrock Marathon at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. As a boxer, he won two Oxford Boxing Blues and the Gold Medal at the BUSA National Boxing Championships. He holds a Black Belt in Taekwondo. Eric currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Sheena.

埃里克Greitens

出生在密蘇里州,在那裡他曾就讀於公立學校提高。他是一個安吉爾B.杜克學者在杜克大學,在那裡他學習道德,哲學和公共政策。選擇作為羅德與杜魯門學者,他參加了牛津大學,在那裡他獲得了碩士學位和博士學位。他的博士論文,兒童首先,研究如何通過國際人道主義組織能夠更好地服務於戰爭影響的兒童。他曾擔任人道主義志願者,紀實攝影師,在盧旺達,柬埔寨,阿爾巴尼亞,墨西哥,印度,波斯尼亞和玻利維亞研究員。
埃里克還擔任過美國海豹突擊隊軍官和全球反恐戰爭到阿富汗,東南亞,非洲之角,以及在伊拉克部署了四次。他曾擔任Mark V型特種作戰工藝支隊的指揮官基地組織靶向細胞,聯合特種作戰特遣單位的指揮官,以及指揮官。2005年,他被任命由總統擔任白宮學者,並在2011年美國海軍協會把他評為年度的海軍預備役少年行官。他的軍事獎項包括作戰行動絲帶,紫心,和銅星。
從伊拉克回國後,埃里克捐出了自己的作戰交錢發現特派團繼續,國家非營利性組織,挑戰退伍軍人服務於美國各地的社區。作為CEO,埃里克已經被公認為最有效的領導者在美國的一個。在2013年,時代雜誌評為埃里克他們的100個最有影響力的人在世界上的列表,以及最近財富雜誌評選他為世界上50最偉大的領導人之一。
攝影師和作家,Eric是三本書的作者。他的第一本書,實力和愛心,被評為年度前言雜誌的攝影書,並且是紐約圖書節的大獎得主。Eric的第二本書,心臟和拳頭:一個人道主義的教育,一個海豹突擊隊的製作,是紐約時報暢銷書。他的最新著作,戰士的心,被認定為2012年由巴諾和科克斯書評最佳青少年圖書之一。
埃里克教授於公共事務的杜魯門學院的高級研究員。他的作品已被覆蓋全國的媒體,包括NPR,CNN,福克斯,CBS,Colbert報告,今日秀,每日秀,紐約時報和華爾街日報。
Eric是一個子3小時馬拉松選手和馬拉松三葉草在費盧杰營地,伊拉克的贏家。作為一個拳擊手,他贏得了兩個拳擊牛津布魯斯和金獎BUSA全國拳擊錦標賽。他擁有黑帶跆拳道。埃里克目前住在密蘇里州聖路易斯市與他的妻子,希娜。

 

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