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Leon James Vance is the Director of NCIS.

He is also the husband/widower of Jackie Vance, father of Kayla and Jared Vance, brother-in-law of Michael Thomas and son-in-law of Lamar Addison.

Biography

Pre-Series

NCIS Season 5

NCIS Season 6

NCIS Season 7

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1

Vance in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 premiere episode, "Identity".

Vance made his debut appearance in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 premiere episode, Identity (episode) where he contacted the Office of Special Projects, expressing surprise at Callen's early return before informing them of Navy Commander Frank McGuire who had been kidnapped and apparently murdered with his abductors Mexican nationals with Vance believing McGuire had gotten caught in the crossfire of the shootout from the LAPD and the Mexican nationals who had him in the back of their vehicle.

He also informed the team McGuire had knowledge of "Operation Dakota", a coordinated military operation designed to strike against the cartels operating on both sides of the Mexican border with Vance assigning the team to find out of Dakota had been compromised.

After informing Eric the file was on its way, Vance signed off.

A while later, Eric triggered a conference call with Vance once again with Callen informing Vance Dakota had been compromised and when Vance prompted further, Callen told him that McGuire's niece had been kidnapped and was still missing with Vance informing the team it was too late to stop Dakota and they had to find out which cartel was responsible with Vance revealing the team involved in the operation would hit them before telling Callen that they had four hours to find and that Emma McGuire was a priority.

NCIS Season 8

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2

NCIS Season 9

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3

NCIS Season 10

NCIS Season 11

NCIS Season 12

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6

NCIS: New Orleans Season 1

NCIS Season 13

NCIS: New Orleans Season 2

NCIS Season 14

NCIS Season 15

NCIS Season 16

Personality

Physical Appearance

Abilities

Relationships

Jacqueline Vance

Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Trivia

  • Vance is the longest serving NCIS Director in the series, having been in the position of Director for over ten years. He is also said to have served as Director longer than both of his predecessors: former Directors Thomas Morrow and Jennifer Shepard. In addition, Vance is also the first-ever African American NCIS Director to have appeared in the main NCIS series, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.
  • He was the assistant director for Jennifer Shepard for NCIS.

Appearances

For a more detailed list, see Leon Vance/List of Appearances.

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