- "I smell smoke! And where there's smoke, there's fire!"
- ―Dwight T. Barnes[src]
Senior Drill Instructor Dwight T. Barnes is a Marine Drill Instructor stationed in Santego Military Base, Arizona. He trained some if not all the men in the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit, including Adrian Shephard.
"Rise and shine ladies! My name is senior drill instructor Dwight T. Barnes. The first and last word I wanna hear out of your stinking holes is "Sir!" Do I make myself clear?!"
"What is your major malfunction, dirtbag?"
"Texas? Holy Cow! You know what comes from Texas, don't you?!"
- If the player shoots Barnes with the Sniper Rifle during training, the screen will fade to black and say "SUBJECT: ADRIAN SHEPARD" and "STATUS: AWAITING COURT MARTIAL."
- During the game, HECU soldiers sometimes say "If only Drill Instructor Barnes could see me now..."
- Barnes is likely inspired by Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from the film Full Metal Jacket. This is evidenced by his interactions with the recruits and his lines. For example, if the player attempts to interact with Barnes, he may say "What is your major malfunction, dirtbag?"
List of appearances
- Half-Life: Opposing Force (First appearance)
|Hazardous Environment Combat Unit|
|Characters||Dwight T. Barnes · Sharpe · Adrian Shephard · Minor HECU members|
|Weapons||Combat Knife · Desert Eagle · Dam Turret · Double Turret · Dynamite · Glock 17 · Land Mine · Laser Tripmine · M198 Howitzer · M2 Browning Machine Gun · M202A1 FLASH · M249 Squad Automatic Weapon · M40A1 Sniper Rifle · Mk 2 Grenade · MP5 · RPG · Satchel Charge · Sentry Gun · SPAS-12|
|Vehicles||AH-64 Apache · F-16 Fighting Falcon · M1A1 Abrams · M2A3 Bradley · M35 cargo truck · V-22 Osprey|
|Classes||HECU Engineer · HECU Medic · HECU Sniper|
|Technology||Powered Combat Vest · Radio · Tactical Map · Welding Torch|
|Other||Military Police · Santego Military Base|
|Vehicles (cut)||F-117 Nighthawk|
|Classes (cut)||Human Sergeant · Robot Grunt|