McClean is a retired Marine. He is divorced, and apparently was abusive towards his children. McClean also wrote a book called "Hitting Kids Works Wonders", and opened a boot camp based on it.
He is interested in "parental discipline done right", spelunking, dune buggies, Roman history, gladiator books and Marines.
Alan McClean can be heard on West Coast Talk Radio on The Fernando Show after Sue Murry gives a negative opinion on his book. He then calls in and begins to insult Sue Murry and says that she deserves a spanking by a Marine and is then promptly hung up on.