Published on August 4th, 2013 | by Chris Hagerman
The Trident – The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader
Former Navy SEAL Jason Redman will be releasing his book this fall; The Trident – The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader. Redman’s book brings a powerful insight into the strength, determination, perseverance, and faith of being a Navy SEAL and wounded warrior. Recovering from wounds he received in combat, Redman reflects on his life within the Teams, the many valuable lessons he learned about leadership and overcoming adversity, and about receiving a second chance in life. He collected these reflections and turned them into a very unique book. He also started a one-of-a-kind not-for-profit organization to support wounded warriors and give back to the community that has given him so much.
Redman is the founder and director of Wounded Wear. Wounded Wear’s mission is to raise the national awareness of the sacrifices of wounded warriors, their families, and the families of fallen service members. In support of this mission, Wounded Wear advocates on behalf of, and facilitates opportunities for those who have sacrificed so much, as well as providing free fashionable clothing kits and clothing modifications to wounded warriors that empower them to rediscover the hero within. Wounded Wear believes that the sacrifices which built this country should never be forgotten, and that those who have endured those sacrifices should be eternally recognized and honored as the heroes they are. They should be provided every opportunity to realize their American Dreams – which they have sacrificed so much for - so that other Americans could realize theirs.
Please take a moment to learn more about this amazing patriot and about what you can do to help and support our wounded warriors by visiting Wounded Wear.
Jason Redman’s Story:
Former LT Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent 11 years as an enlisted SEAL. Jason headed to Old Dominion University in August of 2001, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. He completed his time with the Hampton Roads Naval ROTC as Student Battalion Commanding Officer before he was commissioned in May of 2004 as a Naval SEAL Officer.
In May of 2006, he graduated from the grueling US Army Ranger School and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq the following year. In September of 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.
While recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, LT Redman hung a bright orange sign on his door, which became a statement for wounded warriors everywhere. This sign gained national recognition and now hangs in the Wounded Ward at the Bethesda Medical Center. 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 organization designed to provide clothing kits and clothing modifications to America’s wounded warriors, and to promote awareness throughout the country of the sacrifices that wounded service members have made in the name of freedom.
In Jason’s spare time he speaks across the country spreading his message of life, inspiration, and shedding light on the sacrifices that enable the Freedoms of our country. He has spoken to many great organizations including the Marriott Corporation, the NFL Cincinnati Bengals, and even giving a speech to the US Men’s 2010 Olympic Hockey team prior to their first game. He was recognized in November of 2009 by his alma mater Old Dominion University with their prestigious Alumni Service Award and was a 2010 recipient of the Hope and Courage award.
In July 2010, Jason joined three other wounded service members and reached the summit of Mount Rainier as a testament to wounded warriors and all Americans that there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome if you have the drive, the determination, and the tenacity to rise above.
His personal military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), and Combat Action Ribbon (two awards).
Words of a wounded warrior – Redman’s Hospital Poster
Attention – To all those who enter here
If you are coming into this room with sorrow or to feel sorry for my wounds, go elsewhere.
The wounds I received, I got in a job I love, doing it for people I love, supporting the freedom
of a country I deeply love. I am incredibly tough and will make a full recovery.
What is full? That is the absolute utmost physically my body has the ability to recover. Then
I will push that about 20% further through sheer mental tenacity. This room you are about to
enter is a room of fun, optimism, and intense rapid regrowth. If you are not prepared for that
From: The Management
This is what the community needs a real story about a man , who paid the man along with his family. I highly recommend it he is a good man with a great family.
Dont confust him with the guy who wrote the SEAL warrior medic princess.
Q: "What makes America Great?"
A: People such as Lt Redman.
Q: "My kids need a role model"
A: Lt Redman
Q: Extraordinary life, yet remains deeply humble?"
A: Lt Redman