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Decorated US Navy SEAL lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. He conducted over forty capture/kill missions with his men in Iraq, locating more than 120 Al-Qaeda insurgents. But his journey was not without supreme challenges—both emotional and physical. Redman is brutally honest about his struggles to learn how to be an effective leader, yet that effort pales beside the story of his critical wounding in 2007 while leading a mission against a key Al-Qaeda commander. On that mission his team was ambushed and he was struck by machine-gun fire at point-blank range.

During the intense recovery period that followed, Redman gained national attention when he posted a sign on his door at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, warning all who entered not to "”feel sorry for [his] wounds.” His sign became both a statement and a symbol for wounded warriors everywhere.

From his grueling SEAL training to his search for a balance between arrogance and humility, Redman shares it all in this inspiring and unforgettable account. He speaks candidly of the grit that sustained him despite grievous wounds, and of the extraordinary love and devotion of his wife, Erica, and his family—without whom he would not have survived.

Vivid and powerful, emotionally resonant and illuminating, The Trident traces the evolution of a modern warrior, husband, and father—a man who has come to embody the never-say-die spirit that defines the SEALs, one of America’s elite fighting forces

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As a SEAL operator, I had the honor of serving with some of the best warriors and leaders in the United States military. Jay Redman’s humble and direct account of his journey…is remarkable. His life is the epitome of the ‘never quit’ spirit.”

    Marcus Luttrell, New York Times bestselling author of Lone Survivor and Service

  • The Trident is a riveting, brutally honest, and heartfelt story of a warrior’s journey to hell and back. It’s one of the best memoirs about love, combat, and triumph against all odds that we’ve seen in a generation.” 

    Sean Parnell, New York Times bestselling author of Outlaw Platoon

  • “[A] book all leaders and aspiring leaders should read; both military and civilian—not only for the heart-pounding ride-along into battle, but for the inspiring reminder that a warrior’s strength and tenacity comes not from his physical stature but from his family and from within.”

    Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling author of Fearless

  • “Lt. Redman doesn’t hide anything…Only an intensely personal account like this can show us what he and thousands of others like him have gone though, and will continue to struggle with, for the rest of their lives.”

    Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Exit Plan

  • “Redman was seriously wounded in 2007 in Iraq and became a symbol for all wounded warriors when he put a sign on his hospital door instructing all who entered not to feel sorry for him. His transition from a rowdy, arrogant, and self-centered guy to a functioning leader and teammate is honest and humbling. His post-wound story is inspiring and simply fascinating. The narration of Erik Bergmann is masterly yet understated. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

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About the Author

Jason Redman is a former lieutenant who spent eleven years as an enlisted Navy SEAL, and almost ten years as a SEAL officer. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, five Navy Achievement Medals, and two Combat Action Ribbons. After being severely wounded in Iraq in 2007, Redman returned to active duty before ultimately retiring in 2013. He is the founder of Wounded Wear, a nonprofit corporation that helps warriors rediscover the hero within through clothing, events, and opportunities, and he speaks about motivation and leadership across the country. He lives with his family in Virginia.