Col. Roy C. Price
Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)
Col. Roy Price was born at Tripler General Hospital (then at Fort Shafter), Hawaii His father served as the motor sergeant for the 6th Coastal Artillery Battery, Fort Shafter, at the time of his birth. Price enlisted in the Army and joined the 411th Engineer Construction Battalion in 1951. He rose to the rank of Master Sergeant and served as the First Sergeant of Company C. In June 1957, Price graduated from the University of Hawaii where he received a commission through the Army ROTC program. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served with the U.S. Army Assistance Command, Vietnam.
He went on to serve as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Western Command (WESTCOM) from June 1984 to September 1987.
Price's other significant duty assignments include Brigade Commander of the “Lightning Brigade” for the Armor Center and School at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After serving at WESTCOM he returned to Fort Knox as Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander from where he retired on 1 October 1987. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks