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Gibbs' mother, Ann, is introduced in "Life Before His Eyes", the 200th episode. While she was dying of cancer, she committed suicide by overdose so her family would not have to watch her suffer ("The Namesake").Gibbs enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1976 and was a military police non-commissioned officer at Camp Lejeune In the season 6 episode "Deliverance", it is revealed that he was also deployed to Colombia on a classified mission. S Marine Corps Scout Sniper turned special agent who commands a team for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.Gibbs is the most accomplished marksman on the team and the most skilled at handling violent standoffs; he depends on his other agents heavily for technical forensics and background checks.He was on a classified drug interdiction mission as a Marine Scout Sniper, and was wounded during the mission.In "Deliverance", Rose's now-adult son Tomas is introduced as a person of interest in a case.
Gibbs is a private man of few words who discloses little to nothing about his personal life.
He is patient but firm with his team and has little patience for bureaucracy; he commands most other main characters — including his current staff Timothy Mc Gee, Ellie Bishop, Nick Torres, Clayton Reeves and Jacqueline Sloane and previous staff Caitlin Todd (killed in the line of duty), Anthony Di Nozzo (left to look after his newly found daughter), Ziva David (killed after leaving NCIS), and Alexandra Quinn (left to look after her sick mother).
Leroy Jethro Gibbs was born before 1959 as confirmed in the episode depicting flash backs referring to the death of Joan Matteson and the team focuses on disappearance of Lieutenant Flores in Afganistan. Bellisario initially did not think Mark Harmon would fit the role of Gibbs, a "flinty type with a strong sense of honor and respect for the military", but changed his mind after viewing a tape of Harmon's portrayal of a Secret Service agent on The West Wing.
The town is real, and the scenes in the episode were modeled after Bellisario's hometown of Cokeburg.
His father, Jackson Gibbs (played by Ralph Waite), owned and ran the Stillwater General Store.
Harmon was cast in 2003, and Bellisario explained, "I said, 'Oh, my God, he's Gibbs.' He had matured. Mark Harmon is a Middle American guy, even if he was raised in Southern California. In an early episode, Gibbs "playfully smacked Weatherly's Dinozzo on the back of the head" resulting in the trademark "headslap" that later appeared in many episodes throughout the seasons.