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Jane Tennant is an NCIS Special Agent in Charge of the NCIS Hawai’i Field Office at Naval Base Pearl Harbor and also the leader of the NCIS Hawaii Team.



Born in Hawaii, not is much currently known about Jane's past or if she had any siblings. She attended the University of Virginia, graduating with a double major in psychology and global studies. She is fluent in Tagalog.

Following her graduation, she was headhunted by various government agencies who sought to recruit her with the State Department having a strong interest in her. Jane chose to apply to the Central Intelligence Agency where she met operative Maggie Shaw, who was her boss and mentor.

In 2011, when Maggie put in for a desk job at the CIA's Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, she advised Jane to leave the CIA and join the Naval Criminal Investigative Service so she can be closer to her then-husband and children. Her undercover assignments with the CIA often had her overseas for long periods of time. During an operation in Kabul, Afghanistan, she met NCIS Supervisory Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo Junior. Gibbs was impressed with her skillset and wanted her to join the agency. He gave her his business card with Rule 72 written on the back (“Always be open to new ideas”).

At some point, she married Daniel Tennant and had two children, Alex and Julie. For unknown reasons, they later divorced with Jane presumably gaining primary custody of their children. Daniel eventually remarried and had another child.

Upon joining NCIS, Jane presumably served in numerous other areas before becoming the Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Hawai’i Team.

NCIS: Hawai’i Season 1[]

In Pilot (NCIS: Hawaii episode), Jane was first seen coaching her daughter at a soccer game before the Base Police stopped it due to a Navy aircraft crashing into a mountain.


Jane is kind, patient, and attentive. She wants to make sure that her team’s needs are met to adequately do their jobs, whether it be professionally or personally. Although her job can be all-consuming, she makes sure to show her children love and attention. Jane’s oldest son Alex helps out at home by doing chores and puts his younger sister, Julie, to bed when Jane is not home to do so. Her family and close friends affectionately call her Janie.

Physical Appearance[]

Jane is 5’7’’ with dark brown eyes, brown hair usually worn in waves with a side part, and tan skin.

At the NCIS office, she usually wears a black pantsuit with the button on her jacket undone, a dress shirt, and a single gold chain around her neck. She also wears a single silver/gold watch on her left wrist. She often has a to-go coffee cup in her hand.

In the field, she wears a standard NCIS windbreaker and baseball cap.

She also carries a holster where she keeps her personal firearm, a Glock 19 wherever it's not in use and her NCIS badge clipped to her belt.