Colonel Greg Raths USMC (Ret) served our nation for 30 years in the United States Marine Corps. He is a highly decorated combat fighter pilot of Operation Desert Storm, Southern Watch & Restore Hope. He flew 75 combat missions.
Colonel Raths holds multiple college degrees including a Master's Degree from the National Defense University. He holds a BS from Arizona State University in Business and a BA Degree from California State University, Fullerton in History and Political Science.
Since retiring from the United States Marine Corps, Colonel Raths continued his service and dedication to those who have served. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Orange County Veterans Advisory Council for the Board of Supervisors for several years and was president of the executive board for the non-profit, Patriots and Paws. Greg flew as a commercial airline pilot for JetBlue Airways, and most recently was president of a local business in Anaheim, CA.
He was first elected to the Mission Viejo City Council in 2014, and re-elected in 2018. He was unanimously appointed as Mayor of Mission Viejo by his Council colleagues for 2019.
Greg is a member of many community organizations including Mission Viejo Rotary Club, Mission Viejo Elks Lodge 2444, Mission Viejo VFW Post 6024, and American Legion Post 281.