You can see from the medals that Snow is wearing
that he has given a lot of service, and after
showing exceptional courage and leadership as a
Sergeant in Vietnam, was awarded the Military Medal
MM. Unfortunately for reasons known only to him he
had to “gild the lily”, and claim to have served in
the Army as a commissioned officer with the
substantive rank of Major.
Ron Snow presents himself around his Region as
“Major” Ron Snow there is much anecdotal evidence to
support that claim, and hard evidence in the form of
his listing as Patron to the Caboolture National
Servicemens’ Association. Snow had convinced
executives of that organization that he was a
commissioned officer during his Regular Army
service. Here is their web site banner.
The executives of the organization are not entirely
without blame because they have neglected to check
the bona fides of Snow.
Only a commissioned officer, who has attained the
rank of substantive major, or above, has the right
to use their military rank as a title, in the same
way as a Doctor.
It appears that Snow claims his title from serving
in the Australian Army Cadets (AAC) after his
Regular Army service. According to the AAC Chief of
Staff located in Canberra - If he attained the rank
of Major in the AAC, and if he departed that service
at the age of Sixty Five years, then he is entitled
to describe himself as follows:
Mr Ron Snow MM Major (AAC) retired. Not as Major Ron
Snow MM retired.
Snow’s actions are deliberately designed to give the
impression that he attained the rank of substantive
major whilst in the Regular Army. It is a deliberate
dishonest act and the act of a wannabe.
Whilst Snow’s subterfuge, is at the lower end of the
wannabe scale, as an ex Warrant Officer with long
term service, he would well know that his actions
were somewhere between pretentious and dishonest.
It is our opinion that the Caboolture National
Service Association must not retain Snow as their
Patron. Patronage of such organisations is reserved
for people of honesty and integrity. Ron Snow,
because he pretends to be a retired Major is not an
honest person and he lacks integrity
Ex Service Organisations (ESOs), Australia wide are
fecund ground for frauds and wannabes and there are
many who have been exposed and reside on our web
site and there are many more in our files being
We have three suggestions for ESOs - Check, check