Patrick Van Horne

Patrick Van Horne is the Founder and CEO of The CP Journal and the co-author of Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life.  Before creating The CP Journal, Patrick served in the United States Marine Corps for seven years, progressing to the rank of Captain, before returning to the private sector.  While serving on active duty as an infantry officer, Patrick deployed twice to Iraq out of Camp Pendleton, CA, serving as a Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer.  Following a year serving as a Company Commander and training 300 Marines for a deployment to Afghanistan, Patrick became the officer-in-charge of a mobile training team in the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter program providing training in behavioral analysis, enhanced observation and combat tracking to deploying Marines.  

During Patrick’s final year on active duty, he led the design and development of the Combat Hunter Trainer Course, a pilot course created to teach Marines how to become Combat Hunter instructors.  It was during his time both deployed and serving in the Marine Corps’ Training Command that Patrick saw firsthand the importance of strong leadership and effective training for our nation’s protectors.  This realization led Patrick to found The CP Journal and team up with fellow Marine officer Jason Riley to co-author Left of Bang: How The Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life. 

As the CEO of a growing small business, Patrick and his team provide training in behavioral analysis and threat recognition to the military, police departments, executive protection firms, corporations and academic institutions.  Through seminars and The CP Journal’s online training platform, Patrick has provided instruction to Fortune 100 companies, Marines and Soldiers from Special Operations Command, progressive police departments and private security professionals with the goal of preventing violent acts from occurring.

Patrick graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a bachelors degree in business and earned his MBA from Fordham University in New York, NY. Patrick serves as the Secretary for the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and resides in Boulder, CO.

To contact Patrick, feel free to reach out via email at, through The CP Journal website at, or on Twitter at @PatrickVanHorne.