"You see that Hind? We're gonna take it."
— Woods to Mason in the beginning of the level "Payback"

Sergeant Frank Woods[citation needed] is one of the main non-playable characters in the upcoming game Call of Duty: Black Ops.[1] Woods is part of the Studies and Observation Group. On Woods' left arm is a USMC tattoo, which suggests his branch of service. On the same arm, Frank also has a SOG tattoo reading "SOG TOUGH." He is voiced by James C. Burns. It has been confirmed that Woods will be seen at different times in his career and will not remain with the SOG the whole game.



  • "A lie is a lie." - Quote of Frank Woods in the world premier trailer.
  • "Keep your eyes on the dirt; I don't want you shot in the balls." - Woods to Mason while flying in the Hind in the level "Payback".
  • "Here, take this. Stay hunting, we'll find Kravtchenko. You make it out of there alive." - Woods giving Mason the flashlight in Victor Charlie.
  • "Your bird!" - Woods, announcing that Mason has control of the Helicopter.
  • "UV-32 Rockets, 12mm Nose Cannon, these bastards are ready for World War III." - Woods checking the Hind's armament.
  • "Mason we need to go!" - Woods yelling to Mason
  • "Looks don't count for shit in the jungle, This is 'Nam baby!" - Woods to Mason in 1:56 in this video.
  • "Back in '64, the CIA gave up control of covert operations in South-East Asia... handed it over to the US military. From that, MAC,V-SOG's born." - Woods speaking to Mason.
  • "Bowman, point! Let's move!" - Frank Woods speaking after he gives a torch to Mason.


  • Woods has a tattoo of his military rank on his left arm.
  • One of his tattoos has been altered in a screenshot to say "115" instead of "SOG TOUGH", a possible hint to the return of Zombie mode.
  • Woods and PFC. Allen are the only characters that are part of multiple factions at the same time in the Call of Duty series.
  • Woods has a USMC tattoo on his left arm hinting that he used to be a Marine.
  • Woods must have been from Marine Force Recon back in Vietnam, because there would be no other way for a Marine to become part of MACV-SOG unless he had done something very heroic or gotten multiple Silver Stars or Navy Crosses.
  • The CAR-15 Commando seems to be one of Woods preferred weapons as he is seen wielding it in many game images.
  • Woods seems to be suffering from fatigue in the level Payback, as he's breathing heavily and pausing between words.
  • Players who buy the Hardened or Prestige edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops will get an exclusive Woods avatar outfit.
  • Woods has a little resemblence to Ben Stiller's character in the film "Tropic Thunder", Tug Speedman.


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