Harriet Sims

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Harriet Sims
Harriet simms JAG.jpg
Karri Turner as Lieutenant Sims
First appearanceCrossing the Line (January 31, 1997)
Last appearanceFair Winds and Following Seas (April 29, 2005)
Portrayed byKarri Turner
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OccupationAdministrator at the Judge Advocate General Corps
TitleLieutenant
 
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Harriet Sims
Harriet simms JAG.jpg
Karri Turner as Lieutenant Sims
First appearanceCrossing the Line (January 31, 1997)
Last appearanceFair Winds and Following Seas (April 29, 2005)
Portrayed byKarri Turner
Information
OccupationAdministrator at the Judge Advocate General Corps
TitleLieutenant

Lieutenant Harriet Beaumont Sims-Roberts, USN (played by Karri Turner) is a character in the JAG TV series. She made first appearance in Season 2.

Background[edit]

Sims comes from a Southern "old money" family and faced some prejudice when she joined the Navy. Her mother, in particular, was displeased with her career choice and decision to marry "a man named after a dog" (Bud).[1]

Career[edit]

Sims was promoted twice during the series, first (in the fourth season episode "River's Run") to Lieutenant (j.g.) after two years as an Ensign,[clarification needed]} then to Lieutenant in the sixth season episode "Lifeline".

Sims first appeared in the second season episode "Crossing the Line" as an Ensign aboard Seahawk, where she had replaced her future husband, Lt. Bud Roberts, who was the ship's public affairs officer. Later in the season she transferred to JAG headquarters, attached to the administrative staff, and began a relationship with Roberts. Despite some last minute second thoughts, Sims marries Roberts in the penultimate episode of the third season.[1] While Navy regulations state that married couples cannot serve together, Admiral Chegwidden pulls some strings and has Sims transferred to the department of the Inspector General while remaining attached to the JAG headquarters administrative staff.

Family[edit]

Sims and Roberts have had five children together:

In the final episode of the ninth season, Sims announces she is pregnant with twins and is having her commission in the Navy sent to an inactive reserve billet, so she can stay home and raise her growing family. Although she, in essence, resigns her commission, she is still seen for the rest of the series.

Awards and decorations[edit]

In Order of Precedence

  
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement MedalNational Defense Service MedalGlobal War on Terrorism Service Medal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wedding Bell Blues". JAG. Season 3. Episode 23. May 12, 1998. CBS.