Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail this to someone

Did you know the man who nails this Top Gun 2 audition in the clip below (with the help of a real-life Blue Angel) and who nailed the crap out of this scene in the renowned comedy Step Brothers and starred as perpetually jacked-up correspondent on The Daily Show is also a decorated retired Marine veteran and former pilot?

He is. This from his Wikipedia page:

Riggle was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served in Liberia, Kosovo, Albania, and Afghanistan. He was a public affairs officer with the New York City Public Affairs unit and a recipient of the Combat Action Ribbon. Riggle joined the Marines in 1990 after getting his pilot’s license, intending to become a Naval Aviator, but left flight school in order to pursue his comedy career.

On January 1, 2013 Riggle retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years of service.

Hats off to Mr. Riggle. One helluva model American. One helluva funny freaking veteran: