Born in Anchorage, Alaska Alex spent most of his childhood travelling back and forth from America to Russia to visit his great grandfather a former VDV soldier during WWII. His mother always disliked Alex's desire to join the Army and made him promise to go to a four year college before doing anything similar to that. After graduating from the University of Southern California he returned to Alaska to celebrate Christmas with his family and a few days after the celebration he enlisted in the US Army. Alex came into the Army as a Specalist in the 10th Mountain Division. After the Global War broke out his Commanding Officer sent him to sniper school ,and then attached him to the 2nd Battalion 4th Marines who were preparing to go to Iran.