Stanley "Stan" Burley is an NCIS Special Agent formerly assigned to the Major Case Response Team led by NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Despite no longer being a member of the team, Burley regularly assists Gibbs's team on various cases.
Not much of Burley's background is known but prior to joining NCIS, Burley worked as a Senator's Aide in Washington D.C. before applying to become an NCIS Special Agent which was accepted.
After finishing his training, Burley then joined the NCIS Major Case Response Team and worked with the team for five years before moving on with his replacement being former Detective Anthony DiNozzo.
NCIS Season 1Edit
Burley made his debut appearance in the NCIS Season 1 episode, "High Seas" where he was Agent Afloat on the U.S.S. Enterprise. Burley stated that when he worked for Gibbs, Gibbs used to call him "Steve," instead of Stan. It took him two years before he finally got it right, by which time Burley actually got used to being called Steve. He noted that Gibbs must really like Agent DiNozzo, as he called him Tony from the beginning.
NCIS Season 9Edit
Burley was stationed on the carrier U.S.S Benjamin Franklin when domestic terrorist Harper Dearing began firebombing navy ships. The carrier was on a list of potential targets, and during an inspection of the ship, Burley discovered the same explosives used in an attack on the U.S.S Brewer. He contacted Gibbs's team, getting in touch with DiNozzo, and expressing shock that he was still able to work with Gibbs. His call brought Agents DiNozzo and Ziva David to Naples, Italy where the carrier was docked. Burley was attacked by the saboteur when they confronted them, but survived.
NCIS Season 10Edit
NCIS Season 13Edit
After a two-year absence, Burley returned in the Season 13 episode, Saviors (episode) where it was revealed that he had been stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti for several months.
Like all NCIS Special Agents, Burley is trained in the use of firearms.
According to DiNozzo, he had the best aim among his peers.