At one point in his life, Rob Riggie had dreams to pursue a military career. His first objective was to become a naval aviator, so he entered in the service in 1990 with the purpose of acquiring a pilot’s licence to get a jumpstart on his long-term desire. He graduated from the service in 1993.
Riggie had a penchant for performing and dabbled in it from time to time. After that, he was forced to choose between his two major ambitions. In the end, he made the decision to leave the military after his acting career soared to greater heights than he had anticipated. But he did join the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served in Iraq for a period of time beginning in 2006. His tour, however, was exclusively for the purpose of entertaining troops as part of the United Service Organizations (USO) (USO).