John A. Pryce
Assistant Program Manager
Mr. Pryce joined the Securiguard Management Team in October 2012. In his current role, he supervises the planning of all aviation security functions for the company in the New York Region. As a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, he has an exceptional proven history of over twenty years of decisive and accountable leadership creating highly effective cross-functional teams that have performed at unprecedented levels in the aviation industry worldwide.
From 2010 to 2012, he served as a voting member of the Naval Discharge Review Board. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Pryce was the Executive Officer of the 1st Marine Corps District supervising the support activities of recruiting high quality candidates for enlistment or commission in the United States Marine Corps. As Coordinating Authority for all staff actions within district headquarters he established, monitored, and supervised all support divisions to include logistics, fiscal, supply, administration, legal, manpower management, IT, public affairs, quality of life, base operations, and force protection for over 1000 Marines, 80 facilities, and a 180 vehicle fleet across the Northeast with an annual budget of $17.8 million.
In 2003, Mr. Pryce joined the elite Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1). As a White House Helicopter Aircraft Commander, he developed and executed numerous detailed emergency action plans in coordination with the U. S. Secret Service and on-site federal and local government agencies as well as foreign organizations pertaining to the safe heliborne movement of the President of the United States of America, the Vice President, and the Continuity of the Presidency. During his time at HMX-1 his responsibilities included Detachment Commander, Executive Flight Line Officer, Instructor Pilot, and Executive Functional Test Pilot.
In 2002, Mr. Pryce became the Operations Officer of Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron Two (VMU-2) where he trained, then led the squadron of 150 Marines in combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom I. During the initial phases of the war in Iraq, he established six expeditionary airfields for unmanned aerial vehicle operations coordinating logistics, communications, air-space delineation, maintenance, and security with coalition forces. He was directly responsible for supporting the 1st Marine Division with fire support coordination from direct and indirect weapon systems.
From 1995 until 2002, he served honorably as a Naval Aviator in various tactical squadrons with multiple sea and land based deployments to the Arabian Gulf.
Mr. Pryce attended Hofstra University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing. He is married to the former Tina Ostensen and has one son and four daughters. He currently resides in Staten Island, New York.