TV Series | TV-14 | | Action, Comedy, Crime
The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
When NCIS was originally the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) it was part of Naval Intelligence.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo:
He's standing right behind me, isn't he.
In the episode "Hiatus Part 2" it is revealed that Gibbs joined NIS (changed the same year to NCIS) in 1992 following the death of his wife and daughter. However, in the JAG episode "Ice Queen" in 2003 he tells Lt.Cmdr. Rabb that he has been an agent for 19 years, which would mean he would have joined NIS in 1984.
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
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