Drip Drop Inc. appoints Major General James "Spider" Marks to Board of Directors

Jul 16, 2015, 13:00 ET from Drip Drop Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Drip Drop Inc., makers of the first oral rehydration solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste, today announced that Major General James "Spider" Marks, a decorated veteran of the United States Army, has joined the Company Board of Directors.

"Dehydration compromises soldiers, both physically and mentally, and can jeopardize troops and the mission," said General Marks. "DripDrop is exactly what soldiers need: a great tasting solution that is lightweight and portable, easy to administer, and works in even the most grueling of circumstances. I look forward to helping the DripDrop team support our men and women in uniform."

General Marks spent over 30 years in the United States Army and held every command position from infantry platoon leader to commanding general.  He was the senior intelligence officer for Joint Task Force Los Angeles during the LA Riots and served as a strategist on the personal staff of the Chief of Staff of the Army. General Marks was the senior intelligence officer in the Balkans and Korea, and the senior intelligence officer in combat for the Coalition Land Forces liberation of Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom. He culminated his career as the Commanding General of the US Army Intelligence Center and School at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. General Marks has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, and multiple combat, expeditionary, and service ribbons.  He is a Master parachutist authorized to wear Canadian and Korean Airborne wings, Air Assault qualified, and an Honor Graduate of the US Army's Ranger School.

Since retiring from the military, General Marks has led entrepreneurial efforts in education, energy, and primary research, and served as the President and CEO of Global Linguist Solutions, a private company that provided linguistics services to the U.S. military in Iraq and was the largest employer of native Iraqis.  He is an on-air national security, military, and intelligence contributor to CNN, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and the Executive Dean, College of Security and Criminal Justice at the University of Phoenix.  He is also a board member of the Call Of Duty Endowment and the Veterans for National Service Foundation that identifies and prepares veterans for political and public office. General Marks is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.     

"DripDrop is fast becoming the preferred Oral Rehydration Solution for elite units including the SEALs, Rangers, and MARSOC," said Scott Bedford, Chairman of the DripDrop Board of Directors. "General Marks' years of experience as an entrepreneur, soldier and leader in the United States Army will help DripDrop capitalize on 12 months of growth within this market."

About DripDrop

DripDrop is the first Oral Rehydration Solution to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste. Our patented scientific formula improves upon international ORS standards, conforming to proven ratios of salts, sugars, potassium, and other ingredients. DripDrop precisely combines all those ingredients to maximize both taste and efficacy; this golden ratio of ingredients means DripDrop hydrates better than water and other hydration solutions. DripDrop's innovative formula has been adopted early on by an elite group of users including US Special Forces, Olympians and top-flight athletes, Stanford University Medical Center, The Mayo Clinic, UCSF Medical Center, and leading national pharmacies. To find a store location or for more information, visit www.dripdrop.com.

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