Rob Riggle is known to many Americans only as a successful actor and comedian, but he is also a decorated Marine Veteran. Mr. Riggle joined the Marine Corps in 1990 and served nine years on active duty before leaving to pursue a career in comedy. Mr. Riggle continued his service in the Reserves where he became a public affairs officer with a New York City-based unit. While serving, Mr. Riggle visited Liberia, Kosovo, Albania, and Afghanistan. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal (2); Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2); Combat Action Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal (2); Kosovo Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; and NATO Medal. On January 1, 2013, Mr. Riggle retired from the Marine Corps Reserves after 23 years of service.