Jason Redman in the News
Jason Redman is an expert source and frequent contributor to news and stories on leadership, military involvement, overcoming adversity and more. Below you’ll find a running list of print, broadcast and digital media coverage featuring Redman in recent years.
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October 27, 2021 | Inside Business Expert Column
The winds of change continue to blow uncertainty in the faces of businesses and individuals. Many who had been definitively mission-driven in recent months or years have been — or will be — required to pivot. For some, this means redefining an existing mission; for others it means defining a new one. Read the full article here.
October 14, 2021 | Jason Redman, Lewis Howes
Lewis Howes interviewed Jason Redman on Howes' highly acclaimed "The School of Greatness" podcast. Hot topics included how "small gains lead to big success"; how to break the victim mentality, especially when life gets tough; how Redman mentally prepared to overcome life-changing adversity after critical wounding in a wartime ambush; how to develop a mission statement and structure in business and life to keep you on track and making progress toward your goals; how to overcome devastation; the three rules of leadership; the biggest lessons Redman learned as a Navy SEAL, and more. "You control whether you get up and drive forward or not," Redman said of life, loss and leadership. "That's the power of choice!" Hear the show on The School of Greatness.
October 11, 2021 | Task Force Pineapple
Channel 10 WAVY TV News reporter Chris Horne interviews Jason Redman about Task Force Pineapple.
Correction to original video and article: Redman was not a member of SEAL Team 6 when he was wounded.
September 15, 2021
U.S.A. Today published this op-ed by Jason Redman, an abridged version of Redman's article "What Does It Means to Be An American?"
September 13, 2021 | 20 Years After 9/11
WAVY TV News' Chris Horne explores how "the attacks on 9/11 and the war on terror have left an indelible imprint on the Hampton Roads military community that prevails to this day." Jason Redman and his wife, Erica, share perspectives from personal experience.
Correction to original video: Redman was not a member of SEAL Team 6 when he was injured.
September 3, 2021 | Task Force Pineapple
13 News Now's Mike Gooding reported "The United States military, in 17 days, got more than 124,000 civilians out of Afghanistan before the August 31 troop withdrawal deadline. But they simply couldn't get everybody. That's where Task Force Pineapple stepped in ..."
September 1, 2021 | Pineapple Express
The Brian Mudd Show: Lt. Jason "Jay" Redman, retired Navy SEAL, talks with Brian Mudd about "Pineapple Express": US vets volunteer to secretly rescue allies in Afghanistan.
September 1, 2021 | Task Force Pineapple
Jason Redman discusses surviving extreme adversity pertaining to the 2007 ambush that nearly killed him on a battlefield in Iraq and what he and others are doing now in response to the adverse effects of August's rapid U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on fellow Americans and Afghan allies who've risked their lives fighting terrorism alongside us.
August 31, 2021 | Pineapple Express
Chris Cuomo, host of Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo, "takes a look inside the 'Pineapple Express' Afghan rescue mission with U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Jason Redman."
August 30, 2021 | Afghanistan
Jason Redman, retired Navy SEAL, discusses Special Forces veterans volunteering to help evacuate Afghan allies. Includes Bohannon's call for listeners' thoughts on the end of the Afghanistan withdrawal.
August 28, 2021 | Pineapple Express
Newsmax: Eric Mack reports, "A volunteer group of American military veterans have been helping hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces and their families to safety in a night-time operation called "Pineapple Express," a daring and heroic private mission ..."
August 28, 2021 | Pineapple Express
CNN's Micheal Smerconish interviews former Navy SEAL Lt. Jason Redman about "Pineapple Express," a mission comprised of volunteer veterans working to extract Americans and Afghan allies from Afghanistan.
August 27, 2021 | Task Force Pineapple
National Review's Caroline Downey reports that "With the August 31 withdrawal deadline on the horizon, thousands of Afghan collaborators remain trapped in the war-torn country, desperate to escape the Taliban. On Wednesday night, an informal group of former American Afghan war fighters collectively called “Task Force Pineapple” escorted as many as ..."
August 27, 2021 | Pineapple Express
ABC News' James Gordon Meek reports that "With the Taliban growing more violent and adding checkpoints near Kabul's airport, an all-volunteer group of American veterans of the Afghan war launched a final daring mission on Wednesday night dubbed the 'Pineapple Express' to shepherd hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces and their families to safety ..."
August 27, 2021 | Rescues in Afghanistan
CNN's Don Lemon, host of "Don Lemon Tonight," discusses with Jason Redman how an all-volunteer group of veterans rescued hundreds of Afghan allies.
August 27, 2021 | Task Force Pineapple
New York Post's Lee Brown reports on "A group of highly trained US military veterans ... secretly rescuing hundreds of allied operatives from Afghanistan — volunteering over fears those allies would otherwise be left for dead," citing reports from Fox News, ABC News and other sources and including input from Jason Redman.
July 29, 2021
The Hampton Roads Show's Chelsey Khan did a beautiful job interviewing Jason Redman about "turning his passion for writing and life experiences into a pathway for others to become better leaders" for the popular I Am Hampton Roads segment.
March 12, 2021
In her article for Inside Business newspaper, reporter Sandra Pennecke astutely captured and conveyed the essence of Jason Redman's ongoing mission to help others succeed amid and despite overwhelming adversity and everyday life challenges through his new line of courses and coaching programs for 2021. Thank you, Sandra and the IB team! Full article here.
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January 21, 2021
The Successful Mind Podcast | Movers and Shakers Interview with Jason Redman on Surviving Life's Ambushes
Retired Navy Lt. Jason Redman shares his love of country and how a relatively small, self-described "weakling" went on to become a decorated Navy SEAL through persistence, determination and hard work. Redman shares his Overcome mindset and how during one of the most difficult years ever faced we've all stared adversity and hardship in the eye and had to face tough choices, including if and how to refuse to succumb to becoming a victim of circumstances beyond our control. Gain fresh perspective as Redman urges: When life sends you an ambush, it’s time to "Get off the X!" and take control of what you can.
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In his Nov. 25, 2020 review of Jason Redman's new book, "Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors," Colin Jordan commends the style, story, effectiveness and key takeaways for readers. Jordan's comments include:
"... the introduction portrays the ambush with excruciating detail. Redman has a genuine talent for placing readers at the scene."
"The four parts following the introduction examine Redman’s philosophy about how to survive and overcome life’s ambushes, the moments when crisis descends from out of nowhere and we are tested as seldom or never before."
"One of the many keys to the book’s success is that Redman refrains from evangelizing to the readers ... he doesn’t come across with missionary zeal, but instead presents his ideas in well-reasoned fashion."
We do not know the reviewer, but we thank him for his attentive read, his astute interpretation, his thoughtful review and the time he devoted to all of it for the sake of readers. "Overcome" is available at Amazon and elsewhere online (see the link in Jordan's full review here), or get a signed hardcover copy at www.getoffx.com/product/overcome-signed-hard-cover/
January 7, 2021
In this episode, Dave Pamah interviewed retired Navy SEAL Jason Redman, whose Overcome Mindset helped him rise above a leadership failure, vicious enemy ambush, a debilitating business crisis and more. Now as a best-selling author, trainer and speaker, Redman helps others by way of proven strategies to overcome what he calls "life ambushes," as discussed in his book "Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America’s Toughest Warriors."
Dave Pamah interviews international athletes, high-profile brands, Hollywood celebrities, entrepreneurs, leading leadership professionals, political experts and others with fascinating and inspirational experiences and insights pertaining to getting the most out of life. Follow his work at www.davepamah.com
January 6, 2021
Host Lance Peppler interviews Jason Redman, author of "Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors."
Business Bookshelf is sponsored by Idea Storm. Follow Peppler's podcast and other work at www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com
December 23, 2020
Authority Magazine interviewed Jason Redman for its current series exploring the subject of dealing with crisis and how to adapt and overcome. The context of this series is the physical and financial fallout that resulted from the COVID 19 pandemic. Crisis management is one characteristic that many successful leaders share in common, and in many cases it is the most important trait necessary to survive and thrive in today’s complex market.
December 18, 2020
In this LeadershipNow article featuring insights from Jason Redman, Michael McKinney writes, "We are conditioned to believe that to be happy, for life to be good, everything should be going our way. Life is supposed to be comfortable when done right. Most self-help books are based on this line of reasoning." But "a constant state of comfort is numbing to the human spirit. ... What really makes us feel alive are those times when we are challenged, pushed, distressed. In those moments, opportunities arise, our mind expands, and we grow—we learn."
April 1, 2020
When my friend and Navy SEAL brother LT Jason Redman and his team were pinned down by an enemy ambush, he was hit several times in the face, chest and arms by machine gun fire from fifteen meters away. Temporarily unconscious, he laid face down between the enemy position and his small unit – literally in the “middle” of a raging gunfight.
Minutes later, his teammates were shocked to hear him yell out to them. If they didn’t call for air support from the AC-130 gunship circling above, they wouldn’t survive. After the third attempt requesting “danger close” fire support, their wish was granted. Moments later the enemy position was annihilated. With a good portion of his face gone and forearm dangling by a thread, Jason stood up and walked unassisted to the medivac helicopter. He’s now a best-selling author twice over and successful business consultant teaching leaders the subtle art of resilience.
April 1, 2020
Crisis hotlines are seeing an uptick in calls, especially from our military veterans. Jason Redman is a retired U.S. Navy Seal who faced his own challenges after being hit by machine gun fire while taking on Al Qaeda fighters in 2007. Despite being shot twice in the arm and once in the face, Redman overcame adversity and wants veterans to know they have an important role to play in the fight against Coronavirus.
"We need you more right now than any other time because you actually have the overcome mindset and resiliency that's already built into you," said Redman. "You've learned how to deal with uncertainty on the battle field. This is no different. We're fighting an invisible enemy, but it's a fight that we can win. We need individuals that are positive. We need individuals to set the example."
MARch 21, 2019
To commemorate this 15th anniversary, the Vail Symposium hosted an evening presentation entitled “The Journey Home: Celebrating the Resilience of the Human Spirit.”
Three of the Vail Veterans Program’s Purple Heart recipients participated in a live interview:
- Col. Greg Gadson is a West Point graduate with two Super Bowl rings who lost both legs in an IED explosion.
- Capt. Dawn Halfaker, also a West Point graduate, was a Military Police commander when her vehicle was hit by RPG rockets.
- Lt. Jason Redman is a 20-year Navy SEAL whose team was chasing an al-Qaida target when the machine guns started firing.
DECember 18, 2018
LT Jason “Jay” Redman, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL, shared his perspective and rules of leadership, drawing from his combat experience and battlefield wounds in Iraq. He stressed the importance of what he calls the “overcome mindset” and how it affects leadership, relationships and unexpected “life ambushes.”
Redman shared his message at the the signature event of the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s Business and Professional Campaign breakfast.
The Chairman of United Way, Stephen Hall Jr. called Redman’s overcome mindset “an inspiration for all. His ability to adapt to the unexpected, lead through adversity, and trust in humanity are qualities we all should aspire to follow.”
OCTober 16, 2018
The Combat Wounded Coalition celebrated its 12th Jumping for a Purpose on Saturday at Skydive Suffolk. The event celebrated nine Overcome Academy graduates, a slew of Gold Star families and the life of Ron Condrey.
Combat Wounded Coalition is a nonprofit whose mission is to assist veterans that were wounded in combat to find their purpose and to overcome their injuries, both mentally and physically.
The event marked the culmination of a two-week program.
MARCH 9, 2018
Jason Redman launches Overcome Academy
FEBRUARY 19, 2018
Channel 3 WTKR TV News reporter Rachael Cardin tells viewers that "a class of 13 veterans are being transformed into leaders with public speaker skills so their ability to overcome hardships can have a ripple effect in communities nationwide. Jason Redman, a well known name in this area, is not only a combat wounded Navy SEAL, but a staunch military advocate. He is running this course ... to mold these men and women into leaders who can speak to schools and businesses about adaptation, leadership and how to take life experiences and use them for good."
Jason Redman’s receiving the Red Bandanna Hero Award for his efforts.
Named for Welles Remy Crowther – “The Man in the Red Bandanna” who rescued more than a dozen people on Sept. 11, 2001 – the award pays tribute to the “everyday hero who exemplifies the American Spirit and defines us as a nation,” according to a news release.
A wounded warrior said it’s “incredibly disappointing” to see the controversy over President Donald Trump’s call to a Gold Star widow. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) claimed Tuesday that Trump told the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson during a phone call that “he knew what he signed up for.” Johnson was among four service members killed earlier this month during an ambush in Niger. “I feel as a nation that we are moving down this path where we are politicizing things that really should not be touched,” said Jason Redman, a former Navy SEAL and CEO of Combat Wounded Coalition. “You need to put politics aside. You cannot politicize something like this.”
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Lessons from the Reforging of a Navy SEAL | with Jason Redman
“The wounds I received, ” wrote Lt. Jason Redman, “I got in a job I love, doing it for people I love, supporting the freedom of a country I deeply love.” Redman wrote this on a sign and posted it outside his hospital room during recovery of his terrible injuries. His journey includes a climb to the elite, a humiliating fall from grace and an inspiration to re-invent himself and rebuild his leadership credibility. There is so much to learn from Jason Redman to take our own leadership skills to the next level. -EngagingLeader.com
OCTOBER 5, 2015
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. After 37 surgeries, Jason uses his positive attitude to motivate others and raise awareness of the sacrifices of American military forces and their families. This drive led him to create Wounded Wear, a non-profit organization, and to promote awareness throughout the country of the sacrifices that wounded service members have made in the name of our freedom. -TremendousLifeRadio.com
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Former Navy SEAL lieutenant and author Jason Redman spoke words of encouragement to Norfolk Collegiate middle school students about the valuable traits of leadership, perseverance and teamwork. Students were encouraged to write a letter to Redman about how they plan to apply three of his six tenets, overcome, live greatly, love deeply, stay humble, lead always and have no regrets, into their own lives and ensure a successful school year. -NorfolkCollegiate.org
JULY 5, 2015
Former Navy SEAL Jason Redman talks about his recently founded Combat Wounded Coalition, or CWC. The Combat Wounded Coalition is all about creating partnerships with other great organizations out there, profit and non-profit, and we are connecting them to the needs of the warriors. We help them rediscover the hero with a focus on pride, power, purpose and peace. -FOX News.com
APRIL 24, 2015
Former Navy SEAL Jason Redman discusses new book, “The Trident,” Concerned Veterans for America, wounded warriors and military families in New York City at the Operation Defend Freedom Concert, on FOX News. Jason talks about many people do not realize nor understand how the families of veterans are affected by the impact of the injuries of war and how important it is to address these problems. -FOX News.com
Retired SEAL Jason Redman talks to CBN’s Pat Robertson about how his faith inspired his recovery. Jason returned home from Iraq after severe wounding in a firefight and has gained an inner strength and drive from his ordeal. Jason’s positive attitude continues to motivate others as he works to raise awareness of all of America’s wounded warriors. -CBN.com, The Christian Broadcasting Network
Redman appears on 700 Club Interactive show to talk about being severely wounded in a firefight in 2007. He talks about how his faith inspired him to recover. In his book, “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader,” Jason talks about how the extraordinary devotion of his wife and children brought him home. -CBN.com, The Christian Broadcasting Network
JANUARY 19, 2015
Redman noted that Seth Rogen is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. He quoted a comment from June 2014 when Rogen stated that being an American made his life “so much easier.” Redman said, “So, Seth Rogen, on behalf of all American veterans who fought for your freedom, you are welcome.” -Hannity on Fox News
JANUARY 16 2015:
Retired U.S. Navy Seal Jason Redman told Sean Hannity that the movie shows Kyle as he truly was. He was an amazing sniper, he was an amazing warrior, but bigger than that, he was this incredible father and brother and teammate to all of us. -Hannity on Fox News
JUNE 18, 2014
In this program, sponsored by Maron Electric, author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Jason Redman discusses his book, “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader.” Jason said, “The only thing that truly stops you from overcoming adversity in life is you. If you absolutely refuse to quit, ultimately you will succeed…”
APRIL 15, 2014
Jason Redman attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s sixth annual Veteran’s Appreciation Day on April 15, 2014. During the event, Director of Embry-Riddle Military and Veterans Enrolment and Transition Services (MyVETS), Faith DesLauriers said, “We’re very proud to have Jason join us for Veterans Appreciation Day as we honor all veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made for our freedom.”
APRIL 14, 2014
Highly decorated former Navy SEAL, Jason Redman discusses his military career and his best selling book,”The Trident.” Jason signed copies of his book following the event, and he was the special guest of President of Embry-Riddle, John P. Johnson, at the Veterans Appreciation Day ceremonies on April 15th, 2014.
DECEMBER 22, 2013
NationSwell interview with former Navy SEAL Jason Redman. NationSwell focuses on stories of builders, pioneers and innovators finding ways to move America forward. In the interview, Jason Redman discusses how he could have retired to a private life, but instead, he decided to shed that anger, so that he could dress other wounded veterans.