Eagle Rare Life Award Nominee

Jason Redman

Date Added

June 18th, 2015

CHARITY

Combat Wounded Coalition - Home of Wounded Wear

Category

Heroism Winner

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“Ret. Lt. (SEAL) Jason Redman, severely wounded in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2009, returned home to start a non-profit designed to support wounded veterans of all generations.”

Retired 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 Bachelor 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. 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. Wounded Wear’s mission is to optimize the potential of combat-wounded warriors and families of the fallen by mitigating the effects of trauma, expanding personal capabilities, and inspiring our Heroes to find individual, unique purpose to create the life and future they desire.
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).