American Forum - Sprinting to a Marathon: The U.S.-Led Invasion of Iraq
Major General James A Marks
March 21, 2008 - December 13, 1901
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James A. "Spider" Marks is the program manager for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Language contract supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is President and CEO of Global Linguist Solutions, LLC, which employs more than 7,000 native Arab speakers fluent in English to support military operations and humanitarian missions in Iraq. Marks held command and staff positions in the 101st Airborne Division and 82d Airborne Division, and has served in posts including the Balkans, Korea, and Iraq. Marks is an Honor Graduate of the U.S. Army's Ranger School, a master parachutist, and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and multiple expeditionary and service ribbons.