Wounded Wear’s vision is to Guide combat-wounded warriors to find a purpose-driven life and peace of mind after the impact of war.
Wounded Wear’s mission is to optimize the potential of combat-wounded warriors by mitigating the effects of trauma, expanding personal capabilities, and inspiring our Heroes to find individual, unique purpose to create the life they want.
Mission objectives are achieved through programs and opportunities that improve confidence, provide networking and direction, and offer balance and tranquility. We partner and provide connections to organizations which offer excellent resources, programs and proven strategies for success.
Another Wounded Wear mission is to provide clothing modifications and a unique line of apparel available only to Purple Heart recipients and families of the fallen. We also honor families of the fallen with opportunities to participate in events with our Heroes.
Wounded Wear provides program services to Combat Wounded Warriors who have been awarded the Purple Heart. Primary focus is on Purple Heart Recipients from 9/11 forward but will support all living Purple Heart Recipients. If resources are available, Wounded Wear will provide program services to wounded warriors injured training for war.
Wounded Wear does not provide services to service members injured in training exercises not preparing for combat operations, injured outside of normal military duties, or sickness not directly linked to combat operations.
Families of the Fallen
Wounded Wear’s Families of the Fallen Program, as part of its mission, is committed to providing support to families of service members killed during combat operations or during hostilities against the United States, and to families of service members who died from complications from injuries received during combat operations, or during hostilities against the United States, to include accidents and exposures. In addition, we provide support for families of service members killed during training missions in preparation for combat operations, and families of service members lost to suicide, due to post traumatic stress after service in DOD-identified combat theaters.
Due to the focused scope of our mission we do not have the resources to support families of service members who died as result of natural death, crime, routine military training, accidents, illness or suicide not directly linked to combat experience.
Wounded Wear is currently developing our programs to support Families of the Fallen. If you are a family of the fallen, meet our criteria above, and are interested in learning more about programs Wounded Wear is currently developing please contact us.
Jason C. Redman - LT, USN
Former 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 Bachelors 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. On September 13, 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.
Wounded Wear was founded in 2009 by severely wounded Navy SEAL Jason Redman and his wife, Erica. Since then the organization has grown immensely from the initial idea of presenting wounded warriors with a Scarred So That Others May Live Free T-Shirt. That single T-Shirt has grown into an entire kit valued at over $450 worth of free clothing (with modifications), luggage, and inspirational books for any combat wounded warrior who desires them.
While the demand for clothing kits continues to grow, Wounded Wear recognizes that combat-wounded warriors have evolving needs. The organization is strategically expanding its mission to better support the current and forecasted needs of combat-wounded warriors.
Our 2015 Mission rests upon the Pillars of Pride, Power, Purpose, and Peace. Combat-wounded veterans experience the different stages of healing on their own timelines. While wounds heal, scars linger. Non-visible scars of war – such as post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury - often have similar symptoms. Misdiagnosis, polypharmacy and lack of resources have plagued combat-wounded veterans and significantly increase veteran suicide numbers.
Wounded Wear has a 6600 sq.ft. facility in Chesapeake, Virginia, a lean paid staff and an all-star volunteer team of patriots. Accordingly, Wounded Wear is developing partnerships with proven private companies and veterans service organizations to fulfill our mission, by providing specialized, non-pharmaceutical services for combat-wounded warriors to help them transcend past barriers and limitations brought on my injuries. We call these organizations strategic partners because they have the resources necessary (facilities, specialized skills, etc.) and are pivotal towards mission fulfillment and success.
Wounded Wear is committed to help combat-wounded warriors re-instill Pride they once had, attain Power they need to surge forth, discover Purpose in their new lives, and ultimately, find Peace. Wounded Wear will provide the oversight, management and accountability of our combat-wounded warriors as they pass through the Pillar Pipeline. We will provide a Common Survey to our Pipeline Warriors, before and after experiencing benefits and services provided by our strategic partners. The Common Survey captures program effectiveness to assure objectives are met and resources are optimally leveraged.