Remi Adeleke was born in western Africa, but following his father's death, he and his mother and brother relocated permanently to the Bronx in New York City. After years of making regrettable decisions, Remi joined the Navy in 2002 and later became a Navy SEAL. Ending his successful naval career in 2016, he was led to pursue a career in writing, speaking, and acting. Remi holds a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and a master's degree in strategic leadership, both from the University of Charleston. He resides in Southern California with his wife, Jessica, and their three sons, Cayden, Caleb, and Carter.
'Transformed is a truly inspiring story of an abrupt transition to a new land, survival, and perseverance--the definition of the SEAL creed of never quit. A descendant of warriors and chieftains from Africa, Remi Adeleke became a warrior and a leader here.' -- Scott McEwen, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor, American Sniper 'It's sometimes easy to fall victim to the false narrative that we can't rise above our station. Yet Remi takes that premise to task in this powerful memoir. He takes the soldier's story and turns it inside out by looking at how his incredible past gave way to his present.' --Corey Hawkins, Lead actor, Straight Outta Compton, Kong Skull Island, and 6 Underground 'Transformed is a masterful display of the good, bad, and ugly that life tends to throw our way. In this book you see how overcoming adversity became a normal way of life for Remi Adeleke and, equally important, how you can mimic his attributes to overcome the odds in your life.' --Joe Kuhns, Navy SEAL Senior Chief, retired 'Remi Adeleke is truly transformed in the deepest sense of the word, and his book will have a lasting impact on many souls.' --Kathie Lee Gifford, Today cohost, New York Times bestselling author, and friend 'This book is more powerful than I could have imagined! Transformed is less about invincible, somewhat mysterious supersoldiers and more about very awed, vulnerable, yet courageous men, a strong story about the trial and error of the human spirit.' --Neil Brown, Jr., Lead actor, SEAL Team, CBS, and Insecure, HBO