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Eric Greitens
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56th Governor of Missouri
In office
January 9, 2017 – June 1, 2018
Lieutenant Mike Parson
Preceded by Jay Nixon
Succeeded by Mike Parson
Personal details
Born
Eric Robert Greitens

April 10, 1974 (1974-04-10) (age 46)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Sheena Chestnut (m. 2011)
Children 2
Alma mater Duke University
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 2001–2017
Rank US Navy O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander
Commands Joint Special Operations Task Unit
Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment
Al Qaeda Targeting Cell
Awards Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Purple Heart BAR.svg Purple Heart
Joint Service Commendation ribbon.svg Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation ribbon.svg Navy Commendation Medal
Us jointservachiev rib.svg Joint Service Achievement Medal
Combat Action Ribbon.svg Combat Action Ribbon
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. Greitens is the Former President and founder of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization for veterans.

Controversy

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.


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