Bryan Price is a passionate and driven leader with over two decades of experience building and leading teams in the military, business, academia, and the sports world.
Bryan attended West Point where he led the Army baseball team to its first-ever Patriot League Championship, garnering Tournament MVP and Division-I All-Northeast honors in the process. He was a 3-year starter at second base, and named to three All-Patriot League teams. Bryan co-captained the team as a senior, and broke multiple Army records, including hits in a season, runs scored (season and career), and consecutive games played. In 1999, he was named to the Patriot League’s All-Decade Team (1990-2000).
After graduation, Bryan was commissioned as an aviation officer in the US Army and served in multiple command and staff positions as an AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter pilot. He commanded the same company (D Trp, 2-6 CAV) for 33 months across three continents, including a 12-month tour to Afghanistan. In addition to earning Pilot-in-Command status and flying over 280 combat flight hours, Bryan’s unit supported over 10,000 flight hours during his deployment.
After company command, Bryan attended Stanford University where he earned a Ph.D. in political science in three years. Working under world-renowned terrorism expert Dr. Martha Crenshaw, he researched the effects of leadership decapitation on terrorist groups and defended his dissertation in front of former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry. Years later Bryan turned his dissertation into a book, Targeting Top Terrorists, which was published by Columbia University press in 2019. He returned to West Point as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, teaching international relations and national security.
Following a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn, Bryan was invited back to West Point to run the Combating Terrorism Center, one of the nation’s leading terrorism research centers. As the CTC Director from 2012-2018, Bryan was responsible for briefing the nation’s most senior officials on the Center’s research. This included testifying in front of Congress and briefings to the Secretary of Defense, CIA Director, and the commanders of U.S. Special Operations Command, Joint Special Operations Command, and multiple geographic combatant commands. He was promoted to Academy Professor in 2014.
Beyond his CTC duties at West Point, Bryan was an assistant coach on the Army baseball team, winning a Patriot League regular-season championship and advancing to the NCAA Regional. He served as the team’s Head Officer Representative, and later worked as the color commentator on radio, broadcasting games from Camden Yards and Fenway Park. Off the field he worked with members of the Center for Enhanced Performance to improve the baseball team’s mental game.
In 2018, Bryan retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the military following a 20-year career to stand up the Buccino Leadership Institute, a four-year leadership program at Seton Hall University for competitively-selected undergraduate students.