Alvin enlisted in the Navy in 1986 as an Aviation Storekeeper and was assigned the the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk CV-63. After four years of active duty, he left to pursue employment in the private industry. In 2001, Alvin returned to join the Selected Reserves in the Navy. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was mobilized in 2004 with Naval Expeditionary Logistics Group as Customs and Border Control Agent. Alvin is currently a reservist with a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion in Port Hueneme, California. He works for the County of Los Angeles Treasurer & Tax Collector Department as a Deputy Public Administrator.