Col. Carter L. Price is from Pratt, West Virginia. He joined the Army earning a commission through the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and became the Commander of the 3rd Recruiting Brigade at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on July 21, 2020.
Price’s most recent assignment was Chief of Staff of the United States Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
His other military assignments include: Platoon Leader with the 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry (Garryowen) in the Republic of Korea; Task Force S3, 2d Battalion, 69th Armor, 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division; Commander, C Company, 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division; Commander, Headquarters Company, Camp New York, Kuwait; Armor Captains’ and Majors’ Assignment Officer, Alexandria, Virginia; Chief of Operations and Plans, 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne (Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09); Operations Officer, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Ghazaliyah, Northwest Baghdad, Iraq; Brigade Executive Officer, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne, Khowst, Afghanistan; Commander, NATO Response Force, 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry, with service in Poland, Germany and Latvia; and with the Office of Security Cooperation in Erbil, Iraq.
Price’s civilian education includes: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from West Virginia Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Military Science and Strategy. His military education includes the Armor Officers’ Basic Course, the Infantry Officers’ Career Course, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the US Army War College.
Price’s military awards include: Silver Star, Bronze Stars, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Combat Action Badge, with service in units receiving the Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Awards, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Citation and Army Superior Unit Awards.
He is married to Tricia Mae and the they have two children together: Magnolia (Maggie), 11, and Travis, 8.