|Thomas A. Merrick|
|Appears in||Call of Duty: Ghosts|
|Rank||Petty Officer 2nd Class|
|Birth||1986, Sacramento, California, U.S.A. (age 41 in 2027)|
|Marks||Broken ribs in "Sin City"|
|Weapon||Remington R5, FAD, P226, Honey Badger, MK32, Lynx, SA-805, APS Underwater Rifle, MSBS, M9A1|
|Equipment||Knife, Combat Knife, M67 Grenades|
|Voice Actor||Jeffrey Pierce|
- "The consummate professional, Merrick is the field commander of the Ghosts. Highly decorated, he was the youngest person to complete SEAL training at 17 years old. His demeanor often seems cold and harsh, but his track record shows a history of getting the job done."
- — Biography.
Thomas Merrick was born in 1986 in the third generation of his family to enlist in the U.S. military, after his grandfather, Clyde E. Merrick, who was killed in Normandy during Operation Neptune in World War II and after his father, SSgt. Nicholas "Bull" Merrick, who was killed in Fallujah, Iraq. Thomas Merrick was one of the youngest recruits to complete SEAL training at age 17. He was then assigned to SEAL Team 2, then over the years, he was assigned to a Tier One group under the command of Captain Gabriel Rorke and Lieutenant Elias Walker.
In Operation Sand Viper, his group of sixty operators were tasked with defending a civilian hospital from five hundred enemy fighters. Only a quarter of the entire group survived, including Rorke, Keegan, Elias, Ajax, and himself.
Merrick would later join Rorke in the invasion of Caracas, Venezuela in order to assassinate General Diego Almagro. After Elias had assassinated Almagro, Rorke was captured by the Federation and wanted to get revenge for dropping him into the city by hunting down the rest of the Ghosts. Merrick was soon promoted to Lieutenant after Elias became captain of the Ghost element. He took the callsign Stalker-Six and as a soldier of the Ghosts served extensively in "No Man's Land" with Keegan and Ajax, as well as deep inside Federation territory.By the time Ajax was captured by the Federation, Merrick was promoted to Captain. Captain Merrick was first seen and responsible for rescuing the young soldiers Hesh and Logan Walker in "No Man's Land" during a reconnaissance mission. Afterwards, he leads his team along with the Viking recon team to extract the captured Ghost soldier Ajax. Captain Merrick led and conducted several combat operations in the Federation War. One such mission was Operation: Black Ice, during which he led the Ghosts in an assault against an oil platform. First, he plants charges under the ice to ambush ground forces. They detonate the charges and open the assault. Merrick moves with Hesh and Logan to find the foreman, overload the fuel pumps, then destroy the facility. After overloading the fuel pumps, the facility begins to fall apart, with Merrick, Hesh, and Logan making a vital extraction via helicopter.
- Main article: Thomas A. Merrick/Quotes
- His blood type is AB+.
- He is the announcer for the Ghosts in multiplayer.
- Merrick is a third generation in his family to serve in the U.S. military.
- His grandfather Clyde died during Operation Neptune in World War II and his father Nicholas "Bull" died in Fallujah, Iraq.
- In the flashback mission Legends Never Die, he has significantly more hair compared to the missions set in 2027.
- Additionally, he seems to be wearing a physical training shirt for that of the US Army Rangers, despite actually being part of the Navy SEALs (Merrick possibly went to the Army's Ranger School).