Elmer L. Snow, III
is a retired Sergeant from the Prince George’s County Police Department (Maryland). During his career in law enforcement
he was a recipient of the Police Officer of the Year Award, Chief’s Award for Valor, Police Officer of the Month Award,
and 42 letters of Commendation for Outstanding Performance of Duty. Prior to his law enforcement career,
Elmer L. Snow, III honorably served in the United States Army from 1961-1964. He was a Military Policeman
in the 101st Airborne Division. He achieved the rank of E-4 Specialist.
Following his retirement, Elmer Snow was employed for five years by the DuPont Company
in Wilmington, Delaware where he provided personal protection for the Chairman of the Board, the DuPont Board of Directors,
and Key Management. During this time he became involved in terrorism, counter terrorism programs, and counter terrorist driving
In 2003 he was contacted by Halliburton
Corporation to provide personal protection services during the reconstruction of Iraq. As a Security Coordinator with KBR,
a Halliburton subsidiary, Snow worked in numerous high risk positions throughout Iraq, including Mosul, Baghdad, Tikrit, Balad,
and culminating at Camp Anaconda. Upon his return to the United States, Elmer Snow wrote A
View from Iraq.
to the book description, A View from Iraq “is a must read for soldiers who have served, curious citizens, families of
those who served or are in Iraq, as well as security practitioners who are constantly searching for tactics that are used
by terrorists and insurgents. The book details various individual acts of courage and bravery that were demonstrated by members
of our armed forces, methods of identifying problems that occur, and ways of reducing the level of threat to an acceptable
level.” Elmer Snow is also the author of two fiction books Overkill- A Detective’s Story
and Revenge Served Cold.