NCIS plot hole: Major inaccuracy with Gibbs' Marine rank exposed

For example, in the fourth episode of season six, Heartland, the team discover Gibb’s first wife, Shannon Fielding (Aviva Baumann), and his daughter was murdered by a drug dealer.

Viewers also discovered Gibbs was an integral member of the US Marine Corps and became a Scout Sniper.

He took part in Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf before retiring after a classified mission in Colombia.

Although he is introduced as part of the reserves in parent series JAG, Gibbs is retconned to have retired with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.


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