Eric was born and raised in Missouri. A Navy SEAL, Rhodes Scholar, boxing champion, and humanitarian leader, Eric earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University. He did research and documentary photography work with children and families in Rwanda, Albania, Mexico, India, Croatia, Bolivia, and Cambodia.
The founder of The Mission Continues and the author of the New York Times best-seller. The Heart and The Fist, Eric was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people. Fortune magazine also named him one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world. Eric lives in Missouri with his wife, Sheena, and their son, Joshua.
Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from former Navy Seal Eric Greitens’ new book “Resilience,” which is a compilation of letters between him and his Navy SEAL buddy who was struggling with alcoholism, job loss, and PTSD.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.