Alex served in the United States Marine Corps for over six years and completed his recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Following graduation from recruit training and MCT, Alex served with Assault Amphibian Battalions in various commands including Okinawa, Japan; Twentynine Palms, California and JEB Little Creek, Virginia. His roles included that of Platoon Sergeant, Recovery Chief, Maintenance Chief, Ground Safety Officer, and Inspector Instructor among others. He achieved the rank of Sergeant during his tenure in the Marine Corps.
Why did you choose MBP?
Coming from the contractor side, I had previously heard of MBP and had an opportunity to work with the commissioning side of the company. Once I met the team in an interview, I felt confident this was the company I wanted to work for.
What did you find to be the most rewarding part of transitioning to the workforce?
The military has a hard cap and linear progression for most careers. In my experience, the civilian workforce presents many paths and opportunities for progression. It also rewards those that put in the work and constantly look to better themselves while improving the company and their team.
How has your military experience helped you in the workforce?
My time in the Marine Corps has helped me develop great attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to work under constant pressure.
What advice would you give someone getting ready to transition?
There are many opportunities out in the civilian workforce, so don’t be afraid to pursue a career you’ve always thought about. Also, don’t limit yourself to only jobs directly related to your military occupation. Lastly, use your G.I. Bill!