Alex is an acoustical and supervisory engineer in the Submarine Onboard Signatures Branch at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. An employee at Carderock for three years, Alex began his tenure with the Department of the Navy as an intern at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division in 2012. Alex supports full-scale submarine acoustical trials, data analysis, and signature characterization. He leads teams of engineers onboard submarines to provide direct support to the Fleet and the Warfighter. In addition, Alex provides emergent Fleet support when necessary, both local and abroad, in order to maintain the acoustic superiority of the U.S. Submarine Fleet. Alex also acts as the Section Head in the Submarine Onboard Signatures Branch; he is the first-line supervisor for 10 engineers and routinely collaborates with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) program offices and technical directorates, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT) and Submarine Force Pacific (SUBPAC), shipbuilders, contractors, and other stakeholders in the submarine community.