Alex Ghane was born on July 21, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 13, 2003, and went on active duty to begin basic training on June 30, 2004. Ghana completed basic training at NTC Great Lakes, Illinois, in September 2004, and then attended A School at NATTC Pensacola, Florida, from September to October 2004. Petty Officer Ghane next attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, Basic Airborne training, and SEAL Qualification Training from November 2004 to May 2006, followed by service with SEAL Team FIVE at NAB Coronado, California, from June 2007 until he was killed in a training accident in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, on January 30, 2008. Alex Ghane was buried at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.
His Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Citation reads:
For meritorious service while serving with SEAL Team FIVE Delta Platoon from May 2007 to January 2008. Petty Officer Ghane provided expert emergency medical care to his 18 man SEAL Platoon during five months of arduous training in multiple locations across the country. He displayed an uncommon commitment to excellence in everything he did, including intensive language instruction and study during his pre-deployment training to become the only Farsi speaker at SEAL Team FIVE. He set the example for others to follow in his efforts to prepare SEAL Team FIVE for combat in the Global War on Terrorism. By his unswerving determination, wise judgment and complete dedication to duty, Petty Officer Ghane reflected credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.