Howard Snow Named to the Board of Directors of the Young Marines

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Howard Snow, a retired Marine Corp officer and former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, has joined the board of directors of the Young Marines, a national youth organization.

Howard Snow, board member of the Young Marines

Howard Snow, a retired Marine Corp officer and former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, has joined the board of directors of the Young Marines, a national youth organization.

“Mr. Howie Snow is an accomplished leader and visionary," said William L. Smith, chair of the board of directors of the Young Marines. "He brings superb leadership and management experience from both the private and public sectors.

The members of the board of directors of the Young Marines, a national youth organization, welcome a new board member - Howard Snow, a retired Marine Corp officer and former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy.

"I am overjoyed to have this opportunity," Snow said. "The board of the Young Marines is top caliber and very professional. The organization, too, is top notch, and it's all about teaching kids and instilling values. This is quite an honor."

Snow is the former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Installations, Facilities and Energy, where he was the second highest ranking African-American in the history of the department. He is enshrined on the department’s Leadership Wall for demonstrated visionary leadership, technical expertise and professionalism.

Snow has more than 35 years of military, business and federal government experience. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the Marine Corps and currently acts as a federal business access coordinator for defense firms.

“Mr. Howie Snow is an accomplished leader and visionary," said William L. Smith, chair of the board of directors of the Young Marines. "He brings superb leadership and management experience from both the private and public sectors and combines this with the drive and enthusiasm of a Marine. He also has experience on non-profit boards that ensures he will ‘hit the deck running.’ Howie is an exciting addition to the board of directors.”

While an officer in the Marine Corps, Snow worked within the Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs in the Pentagon. In addition, he served as a weapons company commander, combat replacement company commander during Operation Desert Storm, officer in charge of Sub Unit 1, supporting arms coordinator for the Range/Missouri Battle Group, an aerial observer with more than 100 combat flight hours and as an operations officer for a Marine Air Group.

As the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, Snow oversaw the execution of Navy and Marine Corps family housing privatization projects, totaling 43,000 homes. He provided significant, tangible improvement in the quality of life for unaccompanied Sailors and Marines by spearheading initiatives such as the Navy’s “Homeport Ashore” program that provides housing ashore so that junior shipboard Sailors would no longer have to live aboard ship even while in homeport.

Recently Snow was a team member of the group selected by the Department of Energy for an award of $120 million to establish an Energy Innovation Hub. He is also a Fellow at George Mason University’s Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security and sits on the board of directors of Schneider Electric.

Snow is the founder of a strategic federal business consulting firm: Federal Business Strategies and Solutions (FBSS). His areas of expertise include identifying and qualifying defense and homeland security opportunities for clients seeking public/private partnerships with the government. Drawing on his years of military and business experiences, he offers FBSS’ clients a powerful blend of government knowledge and strategic business thinking to help in the understanding of the federal marketplace.

He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program and will conclude his studies next year. He holds a master of science in Education and a bachelor's degree in Business.

Snow joins Young Marines board members William L. Smith, chair; William Davis, national executive director and CEO; William J. Walker; Herbert N. Harmon; Catherine Payne; Andre Hollis; Harold Gene Overstreet; Richard Yoder; Melissa Crane; James R. Laskey; Angela Salinas; and Howard Snow.

About the Young Marines

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 281 units with 9,600 youth and 2,400 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.

For more information, visit the official website at: http://www.YoungMarines.com.

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