Board Member
Alta Vista Innovation High School
Current Term July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Dr. David Rathgeber served as the Director of Operations of Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity. Dr. Rathgeber spent over 23 years on active duty in the Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2000. His military occupational specialties included Air Command and Control and Communications, and he served in the Operations Section of a HAWK Missile Battalion, a Marine Air Control Group, and a Marine Expeditionary Force. As his last tour of duty, Dr. Rathgeber served as a Marine Corps Planning Process Instructor for the MAGTF Staff Training Program in Quantico, Virginia. Immediately upon his retirement from active duty, Dr. Rathgeber worked for the Marine Corps Programs Office at the Naval Station in Fallbrook, California, where he supported the Marine Corps Operational Test and Activity Office with the operational test efforts of various systems including the Command and Control variant of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Dr. Rathgeber joined MCTSSA in October 2001 and served in many positions prior to his assignment as the Director of Operations. For the past five years, Dr. Rathgeber has served as an executive on the Board of Directors for the Disabled American Veterans of San Diego. Dr. Rathgeber has over 40 years of combined active duty and civilian service to the Marine Corps, and has received numerous awards including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Over the past seven years, Dr. Rathgeber has been an active supporter of the Investment in Success Scholarship Program, which aims to support students who face hardships that prevent them from achieving academic success by awarding eligible students four year scholarships for college or university.

Written By:
Abi Lawrence