- History against outsider candidates for Missouri governor Updated: Oct-05-15 8:17 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner is expected to join the GOP race for governor this week with former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, meaning there'll be two candidates who have never held public office. It's a trait that nationally has propelled political outsiders, such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump, but is historically unpopular in Missouri.
- Naval Academy head says school could produce women SEALs Updated: Sep-28-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy says he's confident that women who graduate from the school will go on to become Navy SEALs if the military changes its policy to allow them to serve in that special operations role.
- Former Navy SEAL Greitens running as Republican for governor Updated: Sep-26-15 4:30 pm
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Missouri - Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, a political newcomer who was once courted to run for Congress as a Democrat, on Saturday launched a Republican campaign for Missouri governor in 2016.
- Navy SEALs ready to open doors to women Updated: Sep-25-15 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The commander of the Navy's special warfare units is recommending that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be opened to women, but he warns that women will have greater risk of injury and says the service may be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs.
- AP sources: Top Marine recommends limits on women in combat Updated: Sep-19-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - The commandant of the Marine Corps is recommending that women be excluded from competing for certain front-line combat jobs, U.S. officials say, even as other military services are expected to allow women to serve in battlefield posts.