Operation 40 is a CIA sponsored group, made up of mostly Cuban refugees in Call of Duty: Black Ops, comparable to the Studies and Observation Group. They appear in the missions "Operation 40," and "Executive Order" and are a faction in multiplayer.
The faction's role in the campaign is mostly focused on the insurrection in Cuba and the planned assassination of Fidel Castro. Later they were assigned to destroy a rocket in Baikonur. However, intel reports show that Op 40 included an active recruitment drive to find suitable members for later black operations.
- Alex Mason
- Frank Woods
- Joseph Bowman
- Grigori Weaver
- Michael Shaw (DS)
- Terrance Brooks
- Main article: Op 40/Quotes
- The Scavenger and Lightweight character models have Christian crosses on their necks.
- Some Op 40 members have Cuban Armed Forces emblems on their hat.
- The Op 40 in "Operation 40" and the ones in multiplayer appear to be different, due to the fact that the ones in single player appear to be a group of Cuban rebels allied to the US, whereas in multiplayer they appear to be Americans.