US Army Sergeant Christian Price Serves with Sacrifice and Strives to be an Example
Serving takes sacrifice and US Army Sergeant Christian Price makes it look effortless finding peace and love in what he does. He has an outstanding background with 16 years in the US Army, still an active military personnel and a First Sergeant. Just like many at young ages, he was struck by reality and had to make a choice, jail or military, and thankfully he made the right pick at the right time. At 19, it completely shaped and changed his life for the best. Not only is he proudly ranked in the military, but he also owns a real estate business, he’s a father, speaker, and mentor. He has experienced life in such a way that most can never imagine with 5 tours in Afghanistan. He’s a honorable man who hopes with his words and actions to give you hope to change the trajectory of your life through any circumstance. You can turn around.
Talk about your childhood growing up and before this point.
Growing up as a military brat, was a beautiful thing. I had a lot of friends from many different backgrounds which made me appreciate the diversity in different cultures in the world. One of my fondest memories was always partying overseas in Europe.
Did you ever imagine your life would become what it has once upon a time?
I would have never thought that my life would be like this. I am truly blessed and thankful by the opportunities to serve my country.
What is the most rewarding part of your career?
I would say the most rewarding part of my career is to see leaders get promoted with their families and receive outstanding recognition for their service. Being a United States Army First Sergeant has also been the most rewarding part of my career because of the mentorship and first-hand development that I have to showcase and provide for the Soldiers.
Interestingly enough, you’re a licensed real estate agent, what are your goals with that?
My number one goal is to ensure that all of my clients are treated fairly and show them the benefits of investing in real estate.
My next goal is to become a Real Estate Developer and help out communities who do not have Youth Centers for their cities.
My last goal is to provide a service that will be embedded in people’s lives. I love Real Estate and the sense of being a Servant for others.
How do you personally feel like you’ve been able to accomplish all that you’ve done?
I am truly humbled by the opportunities that I have been able to accomplish. I would like to attribute all of these successes and accomplishments to GOD, my family and close friends. My son (Anthony) is overall why I do what I do. Without him, I would not be who I am today. However, I have a lot more to do, I am truly looking forward to 2019 and the years afterwards.
What does a day look like for you regularly?
I get up about 0400 hours.
I then get ready to do some PT (Physical Training) from 0530 – 0700 hours.
Take a shower, eat breakfast, watch CNN and some ESPN.
Leave the house about 0830 and I then go train with the best leaders in the world until about 1830 hours.
Go home (watch the Breakfast Club for about 30 minutes).
Go to the Gym from 1900 – 2030 hours.
Talk to my son.
Go home, say my prayers and then I go at it again. I normally fall asleep around 2300 or 0000 hours.
How do you juggle an active career and fatherhood?
I believe in a healthy balance of communication and active prayer. If my momma could do it for four of us, I can surely do it for one.
Advice to the younger generation and young men today, especially of men of color?
Do not let stereotypes, stigmas, or how you were raised stop you from following your goals. You can do ANYTHING that you put your mind to.
Discuss some of your favorite quotes or the one that resonates with you the most.
Former President Barack Obama, who I had the pleasure of serving under and meeting, and is also one of my biggest inspirations. A quote from President Obama states, “Our country was born out of the desire to be free. And, every day since, it’s been protected by our men and women in uniform-people who believed so deeply in America, they were willing to give their lives for it.” I find solace in this message because it is a testament to the sacrifice and service that I have dedicated my life to in pursuit of protecting the freedom of the American people.
What do you want your son to know when it’s all said and done about his dad?
I would like my son to know that his Dad, did all of this to make a change in the world but more importantly leave it better for him.
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