Ethics of Assassination: Keynote Speaker
March 27, 2012
The Donchian Ethics Symposium
Eric Greitens is a former Navy SEAL officer, author of the New York Times best-seller "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL," and founder-CEO of the nonprofit organization The Mission Continues.
He has served as the commander of a Joint Special Operations Task Unit, commander of a Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment and as commander of an al-Qaida targeting cell. His military awards include the Navy Achievement Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
As founder of the nonprofit organization The Mission Continues, he was recognized as one of the most innovative leaders in America.
He was appointed by the president to serve as a White House fellow in 2005. The White House Fellowship is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical appointment that is considered America’s most prestigious fellowship for leadership and public service.
He studied ethics, philosophy and public policy at Duke University. Selected as a Rhodes and Truman Scholar, he then attended the University of Oxford. He teaches public service as a senior fellow at the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri and in the MBA program at the Olin School of Business at Washington University.