|Task Force 141|
The official emblem of Task Force 141
|Leader(s)||General Shepherd (K.I.A.)|
Captain John Price
Captain John "Soap" MacTavish (K.I.A.)
|Appears in||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Mile High Club only)|
Modern Warfare 2: Ghost
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty Online
|Country||Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Russia, Czech Republic|
|Type||Special Operations Group, Military Organization|
|Active||2011-2016 - Disavowed from Day 7/August 16th, 2016 to end of WWIII 2017|
- "Welcome to the 141. Best handpicked group of warriors on the planet."
- — General Shepherd to Private First Class Joseph Allen.
Task Force 141, colloquially referred to as "The One-Four-One," is a multinational special operations force composed of members of British, Australian, American, Canadian and possibly other foreign personnel, usually those with previous Special Ops experience. Its members serve as the principal protagonists of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, in which their main objective is to apprehend or eliminate Vladimir Makarov, a Russian Ultranationalist responsible for masterminding a Russian invasion of the United States. In 2016, its members participated in notable special operations in Kazakhstan, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, a Gulag and a submarine base in the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Georgian-Russian border, and Afghanistan.
Notably during August 16th, General Shepherd betrayed Task Force 141; subsequently all the remaining members of Task Force 141 were either eliminated or on the run at the conclusion of the crisis. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the survivors united with Russian Loyalists to continue with their main objective.
Task Force 141's operators are drawn from the special operations forces of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The specific units that contribute operators to Task Force 141 are unknown. However, it is likely that operatives are drawn from the various units that belong to USSOCOM, UKSF, CANSOFCOM and SOCOMD. This is supported by the fact that PFC Joseph Allen was recruited from the U.S Army Rangers and the fact that operatives with special abilities such as the CJIRU would be required for a unit like the 141 to operate to it's fullest.
During the events of Modern Warfare 2, the commanding officer of Task Force 141 appears to be Shepherd, a U.S. Army officer who spearheads the Task Force's operations. Additionally, British soldiers of the Special Air Service (and possibly Special Boat Service) such as Captain John "Soap" MacTavish, Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley and sergeant Gary "Roach" Sanderson serve as operators during field missions. After his liberation from a gulag, Captain John Price of the Special Air Service also apparently serves as a field commander.
Task Force 141 has at least eighty-five known members, leading to speculation that it is a company-sized formation.
After the events of Modern Warfare 2, a rogue Lt. Gen. Shepherd was killed in action by Cpt. John "Soap" MacTavish and the Task Force 141 was disavowed. However, a few Task Force 141 operatives, such as Price & Soap continued to operate with support from current Baseplate operative and former colleague of Price, MacMillan. When the Task Force 141 reunited, they joined forces with Nikolai and his Russian Loyalists. Their primary objective remained to exterminate the highly notorious terrorist Vladimir Makarov, which in doing so, would clear their names.
After rescuing Russian President Boris Vorshevsky and his daughter Alena, Task Force 141 was re-instated (signified by the Disavowed status on the Task Force 141 emblem being removed) by NATO, and even Russia itself approve their actions for rescuing the president and they began to concentrate their efforts to hunt down Makarov once again, eventually locating him and killing him three months later in the United Arab Emirates.
List of Known Members Edit
- Main article: Task Force 141/Members
- Lieutenant General Shepherd (K.I.A.) - United States Army, appears to act as the commanding officer of Task Force 141, and spearheads its operations during the crisis of 2016. He later goes rogue and betrays the 141. He is killed by Captain "Soap" MacTavish in Afghanistan on August 16th, 2016.
- Captain John Price - British 22nd Special Air Service, appears to act as a field comm by Task Force 141. Designated sharpshooter, and orchestrator behind Shepherd's assassination. He, alongside Soap, was a wanted criminal after assassinating Shepherd.
- Captain John "Soap" MacTavish (K.I.A.) - British 22nd Special Air Service, appears to act as a field commander and designated sharpshooter. He was a wanted criminal after killing General Shepherd. He dies due to injuries sustained during a failed attempt to assassinate Makarov. However, Soap's death fuels Price's vengeance against Makarov, even after the end of World War III.
- Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley (K.I.A.) - British 22nd Special Air Service regiment, technical specialist and field commander subordinate to Captain MacTavish. He is known to condone torture as a method of interrogation. He is betrayed and killed by General Shepherd and his Shadow Company soldiers on the Georgian-Russian border.
- Sergeant Gary "Roach" Sanderson (K.I.A.) - Playable character who participates in a number of Task Force 141's most notable special operations. He is betrayed and killed by Shepherd and Shadow Company soldiers on the Georgian-Russian border on Day 6.
- Private First Class Joseph Allen (K.I.A.) - U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment, a veteran of combat operations in Afghanistan, hand-picked by Shepherd to participate in a CIA undercover operation to infiltrate the Ultranationalist cell led by Makarov. He is killed by Makarov when his undercover status is blown in Zakhaev International Airport on August 12th. Allen's death eventually causes World War III.
- Yuri (K.I.A.) - Russian Loyalist, former Spetsnaz and former friend of Vladimir Makarov, Nikolai's most trusted and best soldier. After Task Force 141 joined forces with the Loyalists, they also became operatives of the counter-terrorist unit. He is killed by Makarov during his last stand in "Dust to Dust". However, Yuri's death buys Price much needed time to kill Makarov.
- Nikolai - Russian Loyalist and is the code name of a Russian informant among Imran Zakhaev's Ultranationalists, and an ally of the SAS in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. He continues to help MacTavish and Price in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. After Shepherd's betrayal became one of teammates with Task Force 141 (Disavowed). As of January 21, 2017, he helps Captain Price to catch Makarov. As of this we can realize after the war, Task Force 141 leader became Price. It also included Nikolai as a new member of Task Force 141.
- Sgt. Kamarov (K.I.A.) - Unofficial member; prominent member of the Loyalists and ally of the SAS during the Second Russian Civil War and during the operation to eliminate Imran Zakhaev. During World War III, he serves as an ally of the 141 when he leads the local Czech Resistance in taking back Prague, and later when he joins the 141 on a mission to assassinate Vladimir Makarov. He is killed when Makarov detonates C4 strapped to him.
- Rook - Playable character who partakes in missions alongside other Task Force 141 members.
- Alberto Vasquez - Brazilian Militia member who infiltrated the Task Force 141 as an informant. His cover was blown and was forced to flee, prompting a chase by the 141.
- Ozone (K.I.A.) - A character who appears in the mission "Loose Ends".
- Scarecrow (K.I.A.) - A character who appears in the mission, "Loose Ends".
- Archer (K.I.A.) - A 141 operator who provides sniper support in the mission, "Loose Ends".
- Toad (K.I.A.) - Another 141 operator who provides sniper support in the mission, "Loose Ends".
- Worm - Appears at the end of the mission "The Gulag" when rescuing Captain Price.
Light Machine GunsEdit
Notable military operationsEdit
Between 2011 and 2013Edit
- Infiltrating a Russian base in the Tian Shan Mountain Range in Kazakhstan to retrieve an ACS module.
- Capturing Alejandro Rojas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and escaping.
- Eliminating hostiles & rescuing hostages at Vikhorevka 36 Oil Platform, Russian Far East.
- Rescuing Prisoner 627 from a gulag near Petropavlovsk, Russia.
- Infiltrating a Russian base near Petropavlovsk, Russia & launching an ICBM aimed at America to create an EMP to stall the Russian invasion.
- Successfully retrieving a DSM from Makarov's estate.
- Escaping from Makarov's and Shepherd's men in a boneyard near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
- Killing Shepherd in Site Hotel Bravo.
- Extracting the wounded Soap to Nikolai's safehouse in India
- Searching for a cargo package belonging to Makarov in Sierra Leone
- Searching for Waraabe, a man involved in the chemical attacks on Europe, in Somalia
- Price, Yuri & Soap move through Prague to get to a tower, where they try to assassinate Vladimir Makarov
- Yuri & Price go to a castle that is being used by the Russians as a firebase, with the objective to learn the location of Makarov.
- Joint operation with U.S. Delta Force to rescue the President of Russia, Boris Vorshevsky, & his daughter from a diamond mine.
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer, they are a playable faction.
- While the British, Americans, and Australians have their flags in their colors and on their shoulder patches, the Canadians have their flag on their back in green.
- There are no Canadian Task Force 141 models in multiplayer despite models being in the campaign.
- Choosing an LMG in multiplayer will make the player spawn with an Australian flag, choosing an SMG or an Assault Rifle will make the player generate with a British or American flag, and choosing a Sniper Rifle will make the player spawn with an American flag, unless the player has unlocked the Ghillie Suit.
- Task Force 141 (along with the Heartbeat Sensor) is jokingly referenced in a conversation between two characters in the 2010 video game Battlefield: Bad Company 2. After discovering the team has to go on a hunt for an HVT, Sarge says, "I should clear this with Braidwood," to which Sweetwater replies, "No! No, no, no! He'll just send some special ops douche-bags, with pussy-ass heartbeat monitors on their guns, instead of us!"
- The full Task Force 141 theme tune is played during the mission "Contingency".
- In Modern Warfare 3, some Delta Squad soldiers have the same name as many of the Task Force members.
- By the end of Modern Warfare 3, Price and Nikolai are the last known remaining Task Force 141 members.
- In Modern Warfare 3, the old and new Task Force 141 logo can be unlocked in Multiplayer.
- The old Task Force 141 emblem is seen in Perk Care Packages from Survival Mode.
- Task Force 141 is referenced in Far Cry 3. During the level "Fly South", Willis says that he must join Task Force 141 to go to Russia.