Adam Modd served for 22 years in the British Army, specialising in bomb disposal before moving to New Zealand in 2007 and joining the New Zealand Defence Force to introduce new Bomb Disposal Capabilities.
His line of work has brought him to over 20 countries around the world, he's diffused thousands of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s), and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO’S) and it's his commitment to bomb disposal that has seen him shot, blown up, bones broken, amongst many other injuries.
Adam has gone through a series of surgeries and rehabilitation programmes and has made peace with the fact that his body is in continuous pain but he knows that "if I had a choice I would do it all over again."
He was initially selected to be a part of the New Zealand Team for the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 but a series or military commitments and surgeries denied him the chance to compete. Now, he is feeling better and on his recovery journey and will finally make it to the Invictus Games at Düsseldorf 2023.