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.
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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.
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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.