ADM John McGee is the son of the late Admiral Nelson McGee and his wife Penelope Langston. He eventually had two children, Tim and Sarah, with his now-ex-wife.
Growing up, ADM McGee was a strict father - having received a comparison to Robert Duvall's character from The Great Santini - however, he did give Tim his first car at the age of 16, as well as pay his way through MIT and Johns Hopkins University.
At one point in his career, ADM McGee served as Executive Officer of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk (CV-63).
NCIS Season 10Edit
By 2013, ADM McGee was a four-star admiral and was being considered for a Cabinet-level position in the White House; that year, he oversaw fleet operations from the U.S.S. Borealis, during which time he discovered he had cancer. He was briefly a suspect in the murder of the Borealis's Chief Medical Officer, but it was revealed that the killer was in fact his aide, Lieutenant Carlton Mane, who hoped to silence the doctor and keep the Admiral's illness from becoming public.
NCIS Season 12Edit
Just before Christmas in 2014, ADM McGee succumbed to his cancer. He left behind an ex-wife, two children, and a mother. Three years later, Tim named his firstborn son after his father; Tim's colleague and friend, Special Agent Eleanor Bishop, also honored the late ADM McGee by submitting his name for consideration for a new United States aircraft carrier in 2016.
Awards and decorations Edit
Here is a list of awards and decorations worn by ADM McGee:
- Navy Distinguished Service
- Defense Superior Service Medal
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
- Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
- Navy Unit Commendation
- Meritorious Unit Commendation
- Navy “E” Ribbon
- Navy Expeditionary Medal
- National Defense Service Medal, w/2 bronze service stars (3rd award)
- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
- Vietnam Service Medal, w/1 bronze service star (2nd award)
- Southwest Asia Service Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, w/3 bronze service stars (4th award)
- Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, w/1 bronze service star (2nd award)
- Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
- Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
- NATO Medal
- Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
- Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
- Surface Warfare insignia
- Command at Sea insignia (in the post-completion position)
- Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge