Barrie “Baz” Rice
Barrie ‘Baz’ Rice served in the New Zealand Special Air Service (1 NZSAS), aka ‘the Unit’. During that time, he was an amphibious and counterterrorist group commander, demolitions, hand-to-hand and tracking instructor. He left the SAS in 1995 and has since worked as a private security contractor, sole operator bodyguard, close protection instructor and team leader for international security companies, such as Blackwater, and with military units and law enforcement agencies. He has also provided military consultancy and weapons training for Oscar-winning movies such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty and for a host of TV shows.