The CP Journal

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.

The Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) provides training to the military, law enforcement and private security industry in behavioral analysis and threat recognition. Clients outside of the security field include companies that are looking to improve their sales forces and negotiation teams ability to read the intentions of their counter-parts.

To register for an online class in behavioral analysis, take a look a The CP Journal’s Training Academy.

As A Marine:

Patrick served for seven years in the Marine Corps, progressing to the rank of Captain. While on active duty, he served as a Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, Fourth Marines, as well as serving as a Company Commander with 1st Marine Regiment. Through his two deployments to Iraq, he saw first hand the importance of strong leadership and effective training for the members of our military as they prepare for deployment.

Following his time as a Company Commander, he became the Officer in Charge of a Mobile Training Team at the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, providing training to deploying Infantry battalions and regiments in the Combat Hunter Program. It was in this command that he was first exposed to Combat Profiling and human behavioral analysis. During his time in this job, he helped recreate the Combat Profiling instruction, and designed and led the Combat Hunter Trainer Course, a pilot course designed to make Marines into Combat Hunter Instructors.

While teaching behavioral profiling to Marines he decided to create The CP Journal in order to provide students with the resources needed to continue learning about all that behavioral analysis had to offer.

The articles and video training found in the Journal’s online community are free to readers with additional resources reserved for subscribers to the CP Journal. Together, these are designed to decrease the time necessary to become an effective observer.


Patrick is graduated from Fordham University in 2014 with an M.B.A., with a marketing concentration.

Patrick graduated from Marist College in 2005 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a Minor in Accounting. He was selected to serve as a team captain on the Division 1 Lacrosse team, winning a conference championship and earning a spot in the 2005 NCAA Tournament in his senior year.


Patrick currently lives in Boulder, CO and actively supports the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Team Rubicon.

For a full professional biography, please visit his LinkedIn profile for more information.