Thomas E. Brannon
About the Naval Criminal
Investigative ServiceIn a dangerous and complex
world, threats against America and its military forces continue to proliferate and evolve. Standing between
these threats and the people, families, and assets of the Navy and Marine Corps is a unique, highly-trained, and effective
team of special agents, investigators, forensic experts, security specialists, analysts, and support personnel: NCIS, the
Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
NCIS is the primary law enforcement and counterintelligence arm of the United
States Department of the Navy. It works closely with other local, state, federal, and foreign agencies to counter and investigate
the most serious crimes: terrorism, espionage, computer intrusion, homicide, rape, child abuse, arson, procurement fraud,
NCIS is the Navy's primary source
of security for the men, women, ships, planes, and resources of America's seagoing expeditionary forces worldwide. NCIS'
three strategic priorities are to: Prevent Terrorism; Protect Secrets; and, Reduce Crime.