Eric Greitens was born and raised in Missouri. A Navy SEAL, Rhodes Scholar, boxing champion, and humanitarian leader, Greitens earned his PhD from Oxford University. He performed 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 bestseller The Heart and the Fist, Greitens was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people. Fortune magazine named him one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world. He lives in Missouri with his wife and son.