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Robert Johnson was a minor character in ArmA 2's Operation Harvest Red campaign.


A Forward Air Controller attached to USMC Force Recon callsign Sabre Team, Johnson supported the American-led intervention into the country against the Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star (ChDKZ) insurgent group.

Operation Harvest Red (2009)

Along with another scouting unit callsigned Scarecrow, he helped to provide the location of the ChDKZ's warlord, Gregori Lopotev, following his discovery of the warehouse where they were hiding.

As allied forces liberated the regional capital of Chernogorsk, Johnson and Scarecrow relayed their findings back to high command. Another Force Recon fireteam, callsign Razor, was nearby and could breach the warehouse first.

While Razor Team breached the warehouse, a seemingly friendly truck arrives to collect Lopotev and his advisers. Once the captives were loaded aboard, the truck did not drive back to the safety of allied forces and instead went in a different direction.

Scarecrow and Johnson continued to trace the truck's path, unaware that a CDF double agent had actually betrayed the Marines and was leading Razor into an ambush. Unsurprisingly, Razor Team are incapacitated when the truck is destroyed and they are quickly restrained by their assailants. Johnson and Scarecrow quickly relayed this information back to their superiors.

Thanks to their timely reports, the executions of Razor Team are prevented by Johnson's fellow team members though unfortunately, Razor's team leader could not be saved in time and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following the failed raid, Johnson rejoins Sabre as the MEU refocused its efforts on scouring the northern regions of the province for signs of the elusive warlord. They would soon be relocated to FOB Manhattan, an outpost built deep within the heartland of insurgent territory.

One week later, they continued their search as the MEU transitioned from invasion to counterinsurgency duties. However, the operation would soon be forced to a sudden halt when Chernarussian extremists carry out a terrorist attack in the Russian Federation's capital, Moscow. The MEU's mandate is soon revoked, with all Marine elements ordered to pull out of Chernarus completely within 48 hours.


However, Captain Shaftoe directs Johnson's team to carry out one last mission to collect an insurgent defector. The man held knowledge of a conspiracy known only as "Operation Cobalt", which was apparently related to the bombings in Moscow.

While Sabre would extract the defector, Razor would split up to retrieve the documents from his safehouse. Johnson's team succeeded in bringing back the defector first, though they had to wait for Razor to return before they could leave Manhattan.

At that exact moment, numerous explosions went off throughout the FOB. Along with fellow team member Sanjeev Raj, Johnson is immediately killed when one of the mortars strike directly next to him. He dies to the hail of shell fragments, and his mangled corpse is later discovered by the members of Razor Team.

Personality and Appearance

An African-American male, Johnson had short black hair and wore a Rhodesian Recon Vest (RRV) plate carrier, sage green-coloured Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG) uniform, an olive green shemagh, as well as MARPAT-camouflaged pants.

Unlike the other members of Sabre, Johnson always wore a MARPAT-camouflaged booniehat for headgear.


  • He is nicknamed as "Reaper" by the other members of Sabre.
  • Johnson is the only member of Sabre that does not participate in the warehouse raid to free Razor Team.

See also

Characters of ArmA 2
USMC 27th MEU Carl DresslerDavid ArmstrongEd Winter* • John MaddoxShaftoe
Force Recon Brian O'HaraChad Rodriguez† • Ian Simmons† • Matthew CooperPatrick Miles† • Peter Adamson† • Randolph SykesRobert Johnson† • Sanjeev Raj† • Steve Kaminski
U.S. Army Task Force Knight Ben HerreraC.F. KaneGarry PierceHoward Drake
Delta Force Terry Graves
ACR Bohuslav KoubaJan KristekTomáš VybíralZabu
CDF BegunovR.A. StavovichTomas Marny
ChDKZ Gregori Lopotev* • Kostey† • Mikola Bardak* • Nikola Nikitin
Russian Armed Forces Karelin† • Lev Zotkin* • Mikhail Istcov* • Shagarov
NAPA Prizrak† • Little JohnYidashYuri Olegich
British Army Jack GallagherJames IrvinePhilip Stephenson
Bystrican Militia Andrej KasunBorz KazbekovDragan KasunRadan Miyović
Smugglers Aslan Radayev
ION Brian FrostFrank "Tanny" Radcliffe† • Henry AsanoJames Eckersley† • Mark ReynoldsPatrick Dixon† • Roland Saunderson
Takistani Army Muhammad R. Aziz


Anita BakerAntonia LagushinaIvan Ruce† • Joe Harris† • Josef Sova† • Rita EnslerValentina Galkina† • Vojtech Hladik
indicates deceased characters | * indicates character status is unknown
DLCs that the character was first introduced in:
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic