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Her job lay in administration, and she had little actual field experience. She appeared in Criminal Minds as a recurring character until Season Eight , where she was murdered by " The Replicator ". In Season Nine , her position was taken over by Mateo Cruz. Strauss seemed to be under the impression that Hotch's team was disorganized and posed a threat to the BAU , prompting her to enlist Emily Prentiss to spy on the team a maneuver that backfires when Prentiss, having become close to her team members, eventually resigns from her position and to attempt Hotch's removal from the BAU with a pending investigation on his methods. In episode " ", Strauss conducts the inquiry into the events surrounding the actual beating to death of George Foyet. She questions each team member to get to the bottom of the situation and ensure that "a bloodbath like this never happens again. She effectively clears him saying, "That's good enough for me. In the episode " Self-Fulfilling Prophecy ", it is revealed that Strauss is fighting alcoholism and that Hotch knew that she was getting help. However, it seems that she had relapsed as she tried to keep it a secret.
Marine Corps and made it to the rank of Sergeant Major. While a Private, he served in the Vietnam War under Sergeant Harrison Scott , who he would later refer to as the person who taught him to be honest.
He is also portrayed as a younger man by Robert Dunne, in flashbacks as a Marine infantry private in Vietnam in and in his earlier years with the BAU in Rossi begins the series returning to the FBI after a lengthy period of being semi-retired, with his return due to "unfinished business". He is shown to be emotionally tied to Aaron Hotchner , as they both worked together during the early days of the Behaviorial Analysis Unit. Rossi is also a writer, and is one of the team's senior and most decorated profilers. He replaced Jason Gideon , who was written out following Mandy Patinkin 's abrupt departure from the series.