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Adam Modd MAJ Adam Modd

Officer Commanding 1st New Zealand EOD Squadron/1st SAS Regiment;


Over the course of Maj Adam John Modd‘s 25 year career in Counter Terrorism he has worked in the following areas: Special Forces Operations, Multi National EOD / IEDD / CBR high threat Operations, Threat and Risk Assessment, EOD / IEDD / C-IED CBRN Training, Counter Terrorist IEDD protective Security, Multi-National Agency Liaison, Technical Terrorist Evaluation, Forensic and Biometric Analysis, Weapons Intelligence, and IEDD / EOD / CBRN equipment Development and Procurement. 

Trained originally in the UK Mod as an EOD / IEDD  / CBRN / Ammunition specialist, he has operated as a Bomb Technician on multiple operational tours in UK, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, and is now serving in the New Zealand Defence Force. 

On additional operations in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2002 to 2007 Maj Modd held the role of deputy commander of the Combined Explosive Exploitation (CEXC) cells in Baghdad Iraq, and Bagram Afghanistan coordinating all technical exploitation activities and commanding post blast instigations.  In addition he has been involved in Counter Terrorism development working with various International Governments and Military agencies to determine current and future terrorist threat patterns.

Maj Modd was awarded the George Medal (GM) from Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 for gallantry on IEDD operations and has also received two FBI commendations and the US Army ACOM medal.

Maj Modd’s most recent operational tour was in Afghanistan in 2011 with Special Operations and he is currently the Officer Commanding of 1st New Zealand Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron which is responsible for New Zealand’s complete Domestic, Deployed and Special Operations EOD, IEDD, and CBRNE capabilities.