Paul C. Jensen, CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today the addition of James A. “Spider” Marks to the HMDS Board of Advisors.

September 13, 2009

ANDOVER, MA – Marks spent over 30 years in the Army attaining the rank of Major General. During his military career, Marks held command and staff positions in the 101st Airborne Division and 82d Airborne Division to include infantry platoon leader and infantry company command. He was the senior intelligence officer for Joint Task Force Los Angeles during the LA Riots. Marks commanded at the battalion and brigade levels; served as a strategist on the Army staff; was assigned in the Balkans and Korea as a senior intelligence officer; and was in combat as the senior intelligence officer for the Coalition Land Forces invasion of Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom. He culminated his career as the Commanding General of the US Army Intelligence Center, developing leaders and deploying them to all organizations and units in support of the diverse missions of an Army at war. Marks is an Honor Graduate of the US Army’s Ranger School, a Master parachutists, authorized to wear Canadian and Korean Airborne wings, and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and multiple expeditionary and service ribbons.

General Marks is a 1975 graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs conferred by the University of Virginia in 1985. Additionally, he has a Master of Science degree in Theater Operations from the School of Advanced Military Studies, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1990.

About HALO: HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), formerly Elemental Innovation, Inc. (EI) provides Security Barrier Systems to protect strategic maritime assets like ports, naval bases, oil and gas facilities and other commercial maritime assets. Based on over a decade of research and proven technology used in the fabrication and deployment of wave attenuators, the HALO™ Maritime Security Barrier is a new type of security barrier system employing advanced composite materials and designed to provide a system that is both low maintenance and eco-friendly. HALO™ is not a line of demarcation but rather a formidable, stable deterrent that effectively denies access to vital maritime assets.

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