ID.me and POS REP Launch Operation Verify Valor

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Troop ID solution will ensure trusted identity for users of military and veteran social networking app.

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Troop ID’s secure, award-winning technology is the perfect compliment to our existing efforts aimed at preventing stolen valor on the [POS REP] network.

Digital identity solution-provider ID.me has announced a partnership with POS REP, the first mobile, proximity-based social network exclusively for military service members and veterans. POS REP users will be able to verify their identity using ID.me’s Troop ID technology, the first digital authentication engine for proving military and veteran affiliation online.

POS REP, military short-hand for Position Report, reconnects veterans who served together and allows veterans to discover peers and resources in their communities. POS REP also serves as a universal mobile platform for the non-profit, government, and private sector organizations that support veterans’ reintegration. With Troop ID, POS REP users can quickly and easily verify their military and veteran status online and in real-time, adding to the level of trust across the POS REP community.

“Verification has remained among the highest reported concerns from our beta community,” said Anthony Allman, Co-Founder and CEO of POS REP. “Troop ID’s secure, award-winning technology is the perfect compliment to our existing efforts aimed at preventing stolen valor on the network.”

The partnership also marks the first deployment of ID.me’s mobile Software Development Kit, setting a new standard in online identity protection for service members and veterans. As ID.me Co-Founder and CEO Blake Hall noted, “Veterans transitioning to the private sector often struggle when they lose the strong support system they had while in the military. POS REP’s mobile application elegantly solves the problem of veteran isolation by providing a trusted, location-based community that empowers veterans to assist one another through a vibrant social network.”

Both veteran-founded companies, ID.me and POS REP have received numerous media accolades. SpikeTV named ID.me the Most Veteran Friendly Small Business in America for 2013. And NBC News recently featured POS REP’s mobile app for its potential to provide a much-needed support network for recent veterans dealing with the scars of more than a decade at war.

About POS REP
Army and Marine Corps veterans Anthony Allman, Jake Wood, and William McNulty founded POS REP, inspired by the memory of a fallen comrade, Sergeant Clay Hunt. Clay, who served combat tours with Jake in Iraq and Afghanistan, returned to civilian life deeply scarred by the mental and emotional wounds of war. Himself a leading national advocate for veterans with PTSD, Clay tragically took his own life in March 2011. At the memorial service, Jake discovered that 3 Marines with whom they had both served lived within 15 miles of Clay’s apartment; he had in fact not been alone. POS REP was developed to prevent such tragedies from happening again.

About ID.me
ID.me is the first digital identity network that allows consumers to prove who they are online while controlling how their information is shared with brands. For participating organizations, ID.me acts as a trusted intermediary, capable of verifying consumer identity and group affiliations in real-time. This allows brands to ensure a consistent customer experience across offline and online channels while reducing costs and security risks associated with manual verification.

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