LT Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent 11 years as an enlisted SEAL. He was commissioned in May of 2004 as a Naval SEAL Officer. In May of 2006, he graduated from US Army Ranger School and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq the following year.
On September 13, 2007 while acting as Assault Force Commander to capture an Al Qaeda High Value Individual, LT Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight.
LT Redman was taken to Bethesda Naval Medical Center to begin his path towards recovery. After 37 surgeries, Jason uses his positive attitude to motivate others and to continue to raise awareness of the sacrifices of America’s military forces and their families. This drive led him to create Wounded Wear, a Non-Profit.
In Jason’s spare time he speaks across the country, and has had the opportunity to speak to many great organizations, spreading his message of life, inspiration, and shedding light on those who have sacrificed. In 2010 he was named the recipient of the Hope and Courage award. The Hampton Roads community and Wendy’s recognized him with their Military Hero award in 2013. That December, Jason was awarded the 2013 Still Serving Veteran of the Year Award.
His personal military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), and Combat Action Ribbon (two awards).
“The future of our nation depends on its citizens recognizing the cost of freedom and honoring its sacrifice. Gary Sinise and his amazing foundation exist to recognize, serve, and honor this very statement, which is why I am humbled and proud to be an ambassador for this great organization.”
— Jason C. Redman