Jason Redman joined the U.S. Navy on September 11, 1992, and spent 11 years as an enlisted Navy SEAL. He was commissioned in May of 2004 as a Naval SEAL Officer. In May of 2006, he graduated from U.S. 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, Jason’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire, and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight.
Jason 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 the non-profit Wounded Wear, and author the bestselling books “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader” and “Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America’s Toughest Warriors.”
Additionally, Jason speaks across the country, spreading his message of life, inspiration, leadership, and teamwork, and sheds a light on those who have sacrificed so much. In 2010, he was named the recipient of the Hope and Courage award, along with both the Hampton Roads community and Wendy’s recognizing him with their Military Hero award in 2013. In December 2013, Jason was awarded the Still Serving Veteran of the Year Award.
“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