Brigadier General (Promotable) Barrye Price to Lecture on Martin Luther King, Jr., at Southern Vermont College

January 12, 2014

Brigadier General (Promotable) Barrye L. Price, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, U.S. Army Forces Command in Fort Bragg, N.C., will offer a presentation—“Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man Behind the Legend”—at Southern Vermont College (SVC) on Thursday, January 23. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 2:25 p.m. in the Everett Mansion Theatre. Please note that space is limited.

This event is part of SVC’s 2013-2014 lecture and performance, entitled “Look Within, See Beyond: Nurturing Growth and Resilience.” Following the lecture, guests can meet Brigadier General (P) Price at a reception in the Burgdorff Gallery.

During his time on campus, Brigadier General (P) Price will be participating in a class and meeting with SVC students and staff. Also, he will meet with students in the Mountaineer Scholars Program, an initiative designed to support the progress of vulnerable students before and through their college experience. 

In 2000, Brigadier General (P) Price served on “Raising Responsible and Resourceful Teenagers,” a Task Force commissioned by the President and First Lady. He also served on President Clinton’s “Mississippi Delta Task Force,” and is the author of the 2001 volume: “Against All Enemies Foreign and Domestic:  A Study of Urban Unrest and Federal Intervention Within the United States.”

Brigadier General (P) Price’s previous assignments included: Director of Human Resources Policy Directorate, Army G-1 Pentagon, Washington, DC.; Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, KY; Director J1, United Forces, Iraq; Executive Officer and Military Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (Human Resources) Pentagon, Washington, DC; White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC; Assistant Professor of Military History at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; Regimental Adjutant for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Doha, Kuwait, and Fulda, Germany; and Executive Officer of the 5th Personnel Services Company, Commander of the 5th Replacement Company, Chief of Personnel/Adjutant General Plans and Operations for the 5th Infantry Division, Fort Polk, La.

Serving at home and abroad, Brigadier General (P) Price has earned multiple medals and honors, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Staff Badge, and the Airborne and Air Assault Badges.

Brigadier General (P) Price is a 1985 Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Houston’s College of Business Administration. In 1994, he earned a Master of Arts degree in History from Texas A&M University, and in 1997, he became the first African-American to obtain a doctorate from the Department of History at the University. In 2004, he earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.

In May 2013, Brigadier General (P) Price received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and addressed the graduates at Southern Vermont College’s commencement ceremony.

Among upcoming events in the SVC lecture series, take special note that, on Thursday, February 13, three authors—Alexandria Peary, Ph.D., Author and Associate Professor/First-Year Writing Coordinator at Salem State University; Megan Mayhew Bergman, Author; and Andre Dubus III, Author and Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell—will be part of a panel, entitled “Art for Art’s Sake, or Art as Social Change.” The SVC series will conclude on Thursday, April 10, with Maggie Dietz, Author and Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, offering an afternoon presentation on poetry and joining the public in a later session entitled “A Community Reads Favorite Poems.”

For more information on the lectures, contact SVC’s Office of Communications at 802-447-6388 or