An Interview with Jason Redman at our Veterans Day Service.
Lieutenant Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent eight years as an enlisted SEAL before being selected for the Seaman to Admiral Commissioning program in 2001.
He attended Old Dominion University graduating Summa Cum Laude in May 2004 completing his time with the Hampton Roads Naval ROTC as Student Battalion Commanding Officer before he was commissioned as a Naval SEAL Officer.
Over the next four years, Lieutenant Redman completed combat deployments in both Afghanistan and Iraq. On September 13, 2007, outside of Fallujah, Iraq, Lieutenant 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, Redman authored and hung a bright orange sign on his door, which became known as the Sign on the Door and became a statement and symbol for wounded warriors everywhere.
In November of 2013, Redman published the bestselling book, “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader”. His book details lessons learned in leadership and overcoming adversity throughout his SEAL career while also discussing his combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as his personal journey with his wife Erica and their three children.
Redman retired from the Navy in 2013 and founded SOF Spoken, a speaking and consulting company that provides inspirational presentations on leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity for businesses, first responders, sports teams, and government organizations. Additionally, Jason provides executive coaching and business consulting to businesses around the world and group coaching through his Overcome ArmyTM group coaching program.
Jason has appeared on numerous national news networks including Fox News, CBS, CNN, and CBN. He has appeared frequently on Fox and Friends and the Huckabee show. Jason has appeared in multiple documentaries including History Channel’s, Navy SEALs, America’s Secret Warriors.
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