Alec graduated from the Naval Academy in 2005 with a B.S. in English. Selected for Nuclear Submarine duty, he endured a year-and-a-half of training prior to reporting to the USS Montpelier (SSN-765) in 2007. He completed two deployments to the Arabian Gulf during his three years on the ship, after which he volunteered for an assignment as watch officer at Naval Forces Central Command Headquarters, Manama, Bahrain. This assignment saw him participate directly in the crisis response to the Arab Spring of 2011, and the subsequent civil unrest in Bahrain. He learned Arabic and began his Masters Degree in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. He then spent over a year working at Sixth Fleet Headquarters, Naples, Italy in which he traveled to Odessa, Ukraine, multiple times during his assignment in order to coordinate Naval exercises and partnership building with the Ukrainian Navy throughout 2012. Alec left Active Duty at the end of 2012 and took a break to work on the Daily Show in New York City, and next accepted a job as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Financial and Economic Development team. He was recalled to Active Duty from the Naval Reserve to serve in Bahrain for eight months from 2014-2015. Now back in the United States, Alec lives in Washington, D.C. and is continuing working for Booz Allen while studying at Georgetown’s McDonough Business School. His hobbies include traveling and mountain climbing.