Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the leader of a team of special agents belonging to the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team. Gibbs, a former Marine, is a tough investigator and a highly skilled interrogator who relies on his gut instinct as much as evidence. Gibbs' second in command is Senior Field Agent Tony DiNozzo, a womanizing, movie-quoting former Baltimore Homicide Detective, who despite being the class clown always gets the job done. The team also consists of probationary field agent Eleanor Bisbop, a former NSA agent, as well as Junior Field Agent Timothy McGee, a computer-savvy agent often mocked by DiNozzo. Assisting them are Abby Sciuto, the energetic-but-Goth lab tech who is like a daughter to Gibbs, and Dr. Donald Mallard, nicknamed Ducky, the eccentric medical examiner full of unusual stories. This team of elite agents, based in Washington, D.C., solve criminal cases involving Marine and Navy personnel and their families, sometimes ... Written by
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Donald P. Bellisario confirmed that before Sasha Alexander decided to leave the show, his plan for Season 3 was to build on the Tony/Kate relationship, and the ideas for the episodes NCIS: Under Covers
(2005) and NCIS: Boxed In
(2006) (which have a large emphasis on the Tony/Ziva relationship) were conceived with the intention of forcing the characters to confront their emotional attachments to the other. See more
The character of LTC Hollis Mann is often shown participating in and supervising investigations. In the U. S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, investigative functions are performed by CID Special Agents selected from enlisted applicants; commissioned officers perform only administrative command functions and are not trained as investigators. See more
Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd
Do people react that way because we're NCIS, or do you just have that effect on them?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
I'd like to think it's me
This definition appears in the opening credits of season 1; The Naval Criminal Investigation Service [NCIS] is a worldwide federal law enforcement organization whose mission is to protect and serve the Navy and Marine Corps and their families. To counter the evolving threats NCIS has implemented a new proactive strategic plan which emphasizes the following priorities; -Prevent terrorism and related hostile acts against DoN forces and installments -Protect DoN systems and information against compromise -Reduce criminal activity and mitigate the impact on Navy and Marine Corps operational readiness See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.11