Mayor Robert Moon
Robert Moon was elected to a four‐year term as Mayor of Palm Springs in November 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and did graduate work at George Washington University. He served as an officer in the United States Navy for 22 years, retiring with the rank of Commander. During those 22 years of commissioned service he spent 14+ years at sea, including multiple tours in the Middle East, Persian Gulf, and Mediterranean, as well as most of the Atlantic and Pacific regions. While in the Navy his tours ashore included budget manager for the Vice Chief of Naval Operations for Surface Warfare and as the Deputy Director of Operations and Director of Information Technology for the Office of Naval Research and Development. He also worked for a year as a financial analyst at the White House during the first Reagan administration on the staff of the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control.