Former Lieutenant Jason Redman had a legendary career as a SEAL, from 1995-2013, and was deployed to Columbia, Peru, Afghanistan and Iraq, where he served as a team assault force commander. In western Iraq alone, he conducted forty capture-kill missions with his men and captured more than 120 Al Qaida insurgent leaders and fighters. But the high-stakes of combat are only part of his story.
In September 2007, while leading a mission against a key senior Al Qaida commander in Iraq, Redman’s team was ambushed. He was gravely wounded by an enemy machine gun at point-blank range. Shot twice in the arm and once in the face, Redman nearly died on the battlefield. During the intense recovery that followed - a process that took years and included 37 surgeries and 190 hours under general anesthesia - Redman earned national media attention when he posted a sign on his door at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, telling all those who entered to not “feel sorry for my wounds.”
The sign became both a statement and a symbol for wounded warriors everywhere. It also earned him an invitation to meet President George W. Bush at the White House. THE TRIDENT is an intense and unforgettable story of a man’s determination to overcome adversity no matter the cost. Redman’s story - from his training as a SEAL and the early years when he struggled to find the balance between bravery and bravado, to his near-death and subsequent recovery - is the evolution of a modern warrior, husband, and father. A man who has come to embody the never-say-die spirit that defines this elite fighting force.