Thomas "Tom" Morrow was the former NCIS Director, a position he held during Ice Queen (episode) and Meltdown (episode) and also Season One and Season Two up until his resignation from NCIS for good which occurred during the Season 3 premiere episode, Kill Ari Part 1 (episode).
Following Morrow's resignation from NCIS to become deputy director at Homeland Security, he was replaced by Jennifer Shepard and in the aftermath of Shepard's death in the Season 5 finale episode, Judgment Day Part 1 (episode), Leon Vance became the NCIS Director.
Despite having moved on from NCIS, Morrow had in recent years been in involved in various investigations with NCIS that have brought him back into contact with his former NCIS colleagues, particularly NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Tragically, Morrow's life came to an end in April 2016 when he was shot dead by a sniper, making him the second NCIS Director to have been killed, the first being his successor, Jennifer Shepard.
Much of Morrow's life is unknown but it's presumed that he joined NIS/NCIS as an agent and began working various cases during his career before retiring and ultimately becoming NCIS Director.
Eventually, he headed an operation to take out buyers of nuclear weapons, which resulted in the death of a Turkish official and a MI6 operative becoming disgraced, an action that would ultimately come back to haunt him.
JAG Season 8Edit
Morrow was director and oversaw the investigation of the murder of Loren Singer, specifically providing oversight for the Major Case Response Team consisting of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Anthony DiNozzo, and Vivian Blackadder. Blackadder would later be dismissed from the agency after botching an anti-terror operation, which he would have needed to approve.
NCIS Season 1Edit
Morrow gave Gibbs a great deal of support during "Yankee White". When Gibbs commandeered Air Force One with the approval of Secret Service Agent Caitlin Todd, Morrow approved, though he expressed his desire for more interagency cooperation in the future. He proceeded to defend his agents from the directors of the FBI and the Secret Service, and managed to broker an agreement in which NCIS led the investigation but the FBI would get the credit.
Later, Morrow would give Gibbs all resources necessary to deal with the hostage crisis in Autopsy in "Bete Noire", their first encounter with Ari Haswari. He gave Gibbs full reign to pursue and destroy Ari in the aftermath. He helped Gibbs avoid punishment when he shot Ari in the shoulder at point blank range in retaliation for his attack on the team.
NCIS Season 2Edit
NCIS Season 3Edit
In "Kill Ari Part 1", following Kate's murder at Ari's hands, Morrow told Gibbs during a conversation between the two men in MTAC that he was leaving the agency after two and a half years to accept the the position of Deputy Secretary of the Homeland Security.
Before resigning, Morrow told Gibbs that he had approved Gibbs's own request to give Kate the Medal of Freedom posthumously.
He then introduced Gibbs to the new Director who was revealed to be Gibbs's former girlfriend and partner, Jenny Shepard.
NCIS Season 8Edit
Morrow attended a review conference with Director Leon Vance in "Enemies Foreign". Gibbs mentioned that he had called for lunch, but Vance informed Gibbs neither would have the time as Morrow would be busy with the conference and Gibbs would be investigating the murder of several sailors. After a plot to kill Eli David was discovered, Morrow warned Vance that the bad blood between the two of them was going to cause an incident when the conference reached the subject of a mission he and Eli undertook in Amsterdam. This would later prove to be true, though not in the way Morrow had likely believed it would.
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NCIS Season 13Edit
Morrow dies, tragically, when a sniper shoots him through the head. Gibbs and Fornell were working with him at the time, hoping to help him uncover who in the intelligence community was selling secrets to their enemies. His death, along with those of many other agents, were avenged when NCIS, FBI, and MI6 gunned down his killer: Trent Kort.
Morrow was a tall man in his late fifties/early sixties with thin white hair and blue eyes.
He was often seen wearing suits.
Morrow was skilled in interrogation.