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"Major George Sawyer, personal log. January 20th, 1946. After speaking with Major Staver this morning, I can confirm Operation Stapler has been a resounding success. While our officers met with the Soviet representatives to negotiate the fair split of Group 935's research, our operatives quietly extracted 40 of its scientists and their families. In the coming days, they're to be officially hired as War Department special employees."
— George Sawyer about Operation Stapler.

Brigadier General George Sawyer is a character featured in the Aether story of Treyarch's Zombies mode. Sawyer appears in the maps Classified and Alpha Omega from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.


George Sawyer was a Major of the U.S. Army during the war and oversaw Operation Stapler in 1946 during which members of Group 935 joined the United States. Among the scientists was Doctor Schuster.

Sawyer became Colonel and joined the Department of Defense. He oversaw the creation of a teleportation link between The Pentagon and Groom Lake, Nevada. The link was established on June 4th, 1961 thanks to the Teleporter Signal Amplifier created by Schuster. He continued overseeing the creation of a teleportation link between Groom Lake and Griffin Station on the Moon, work continued unti 1963. Sawyer also oversaw the creation of a gas made of vaporized Element 115 created by Doctor Layman.

In 1961, Sawyer noticed the disappearance of the Elemental Shard from its storage. The shard was retrieved by Cornelius Pernell for his own purpose.

By the end of 1963, Project MKAlpha was approved by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense. Additional funding was provided to ensure the construction of the American Pyramid Device at Camp Edward was completed on schedule. Sawyer was originally opposed to this project as the APD required soul or "life force" and forbade Broken Arrow to sacrifice people to charge the pyramid. It's only after Doctor Hale discovered that A.D.A.M. Units powered by the Elemental Shard could charge the pyramid after being destroyed.

By 1965, after the initial successes of Project MKAlpha, George Sawyer, now Brigadier General, allowed Broken Arrow to work on Yuri Zavoyski to learn how and why he was in the Pentagon on the night of November 6th, 1963.

By 1968, Peter McCain filed a report against Cornelius Pernell for his erratic behavior and the unauthorized use of the APD. On March 15th, 1968, Sawyer and his men arrived at Camp Edward to arrest Cornelius Pernell causing the entire facility to shut down and Pernell to become Avogadro. Avogadro unleashed Nova 6 gas throughout the facility before being contained and the facility abandonned. The fate of George Sawyer during the incident is unknown.