Alex shipped off to the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000. He graduated high school on Friday afternoon and was in boot camp the following Monday morning. He earned 5 campaign medals and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
He served at several camps including
- Camp Pendleton CA, MCAS Miramar in San Diego, California
- Naval Air Station – Joint Reserve Base, Ft. Worth, TX
- Camp Lejeune, NC
- Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
While he never deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, his overseas deployment came in 2005 to North Africa.