Alex has been an active duty military member of the Marine Corps for nine years and most recently worked as a Critical Skills Operator at Marine Special Operations Command for five years. He grew up in Southern California, in a city named Thousand Oaks. His high school years were spent north of Salt Lake City, Utah, in a city named Syracuse where he played baseball, snowboarded, and finished his high school education. Alex left the university he was attending to join the Marine Corps in February 2012 when he was 19 years old. Upon completion of boot camp, and the School of Infantry, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, where he deployed twice, graduated Scout Sniper School and became a Sniper Team Leader. He then attended Assessment and Selection(A&S) for the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) followed by the baseline required training. Upon completion he was assigned to 2nd Marine Raider Battalion. Alex last deployed with Marine Special Operations Team 8232 in 2020 and is currently transitioning out of the Marine Corps.