Marine Veteran Finds a New Mission – Employee Spotlight
This Veteran’s Day, EVgo offers our sincerest thanks to all who have served in the U.S armed forces, including our own Alexies Fernandez. Prior to becoming an NOC Technician and helping manage our EVgo’s fleet of chargers, Alexies spent eight years in the United States Marines and was directly responsible for providing electricity and power to critical field operations and deployments. Read on to learn how Alexies’ time in the Marines instilled the professionalism and focus needed to serve EVgo’s customers every day.
Q. What do you do at EVgo?
A. I maintain all of the electric vehicle charging assets owned and operated by EVgo. I triage the chargers and communicate with the various manufacturers in order to identify and repair charger issues.
Q. What do you enjoy most about working at EVgo?
A. I enjoy the camaraderie we have as a team. I also enjoy having a purpose – assisting EV drivers on their daily commutes and providing cleaner air for our world.
Q. And what compelled you to join the Marines?
A. I enlisted to serve a purpose and to learn how to be a good leader.
Q. What branch of the military did you serve in, what was your rank, how long and where did you serve?
A. I was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps. I served for eight years, training at Camp Pendleton in California, Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay, and in South Korea. I deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Q. What were your responsibilities as a Sergeant?
A. I was responsible for providing electricity to field operations and deployments in order to power communications, security, cafeteria, and headquarters. As Platoon Sergeant, I was also responsible for accountability of the Marines under my charge.
Q. How did your service prepare you for your career with EVgo?
A. My time in the Marines taught me to always remain professional and focused on the mission at hand. My service also made me eligible to attend a Veteran’s Job Fair that led me to my position at EVgo!