Dame Cindy and Lieutenant Colonel Adam Modd, for services to the New Zealand Defence Force
Lieutenant Colonel Adam Modd joined the New Zealand Army in 2007 as an Ammunition Technical Officer in the Royal New Zealand Army Logistics Regiment, after completing service in the British Army.Lieutenant Colonel Modd has held Chief instructor, Command, Special Operations and Capability Development roles in the New Zealand Army, as well as operational deployment overseas. He has been dedicated to the development of domestic and expeditionary Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) capabilities. He set up a New Zealand-led international explosives research and training programme that resulted in a higher level of understanding helping reduce chemical and explosive related risks. He has played a key role in the development of a lifesaving capability that has become globally recognised and international agencies regularly seek to be part of this world-leading programme. This has directly supported a range of national and international agencies in their efforts to keep people safe from chemical and explosive dangers. He has been involved with numerous international counter terrorist, counter proliferation and security working groups helping to stay abreast with the latest global threats and been asked to assist in developing regional counter IED capabilities. Despite significant challenges, Lieutenant Colonel Modd has remained dedicated and active in these fields.
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