TITLE: “The Warrior’s Heart”
SPECIAL GUEST: Eric Greitens
As a humanitarian, Eric Greitens helped aid workers heal orphaned children in Rwanda and lived in camps alongside Bosnian refugees. As a warrior, he excelled at the hardest military training in the world and teamed up with fellow SEALs to hunt al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq.
Allen and Dr. Melody discuss with Eric his new book, In The Warrior’s Heart, an adaptation of his best-selling memoir, The Heart and the Fist, Eric brings his adventures to life for teens, sharing stories of friendship, struggle, and hard-earned wisdom.
Eric’s personal stories will inspire readers to live every day with compassion and courage.
Eric Greitens served as a United States Navy SEAL officer and was 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 as 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 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.
After returning from Iraq in 2007, Eric donated his combat pay to found The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit organization that challenges veterans to serve and lead in communities across America. As CEO, Eric has been recognized as one of the most innovative leaders in America.
A photographer and writer, Eric is the author of three books. Strength and Compassion is a collection of photographs and essays that was recognized as ForeWord Magazine’s Photography Book of the Year, and as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 New York Book Festival. His second book, The Heart & the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL, relates Eric’s story of leadership and service as a humanitarian and a warrior, and was a 2011 New York Times Bestseller … and of course his latest “THE WARRIOR’S HEART”