Joseph "Dutch" Bialke

Member of ACOVA
Post War Trust Fund & Appeals Committee

3412 Bayshore Bend SE

Mandan ND 58554


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Military Service:
    Rank:
    Colonel
    Branch of Service:
    Air Force

Biography:

Nominated by DAV and Appointed by Governor Burgum to ACOVA July 1, 2021.

Served on ACOVA committees:

  • Post War Trust Fund: 2021-2022

Member of Veteran Organizations:

  • American Legion (since 1994)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Life member since 1995
  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Life Member since 2009
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Life member since 2017
  • American Veterans (AMVETS) Life member since 2021

Occupation:

  • Attorney-ND Department of Agriculture 2021-Present
  • Attorney ND Office of the Attorney General 2014-2021
  • Attorney ND Supreme Court 1991-1992
  • USAF-Colonel

Education:

  • Juris Doctorate (with distinction), University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND (1991)
  • Magister Legum (LL.M.), International Law, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA (2000)
  • Master of Arts, Counseling, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (1987)
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (1985)

Services, Committees and Memberships:

  • American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) 2015- present
  • North Dakota South Central Judicial District Big Muddy Bar Association (2020 - present)
  • American Inns of Court, Judge Bruce M. Van Sickle Chapter, Master Member (2020 - present)
  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Legal Committee (2015 - 2021)
  • Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) Legal Committee (2015 - 2021)
  •  Appointed as a North Dakota Special Assistant Attorney General (2021)
  • North Dakota Office of the Attorney General Performance Award (2018)
  • North Dakota Office of the Attorney General Performance Award (2017)
  • Appointed as a North Dakota Assistant Attorney General (2014)
  • Chairman – Korea District, Far East Council (2009 - 2012 / 2000 - 2002) - Boy Scouts of America
  • Thelma T. Shaeffer Award for Academic Excellence, University of Iowa College of Law (2000)
  • Air Mobility Command Judge Advocate of the Year (1998); #1 Judge Advocate out of 150+ attorneys
  • Commissioned as a U.S. Regular Air Force Officer (1998)
  • Commissioned as a U.S. Reserve Air Force Officer and designated a U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate (1992)
  • Honorable Order of Saint Barbara (U.S. military honor society of artillery gunners) (1991)
  • Appointed as a judicial appellate Law Clerk to the Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota (1991)
  • Dean’s List, all six law school semesters, University of North Dakota School of Law (1988 - 1991)
  • Moot Court Competition – numerous awards – University of North Dakota School of Law (1989 - 1991)
  • Commissioned as a state Militia Officer in the North Dakota Army National Guard (1986)
  • Commissioned as a U.S. Reserve Army Officer (1985)
  • Eagle Scout (1976); Brotherhood Order of the Arrow (2002); Order of Merit (2012) - Boy Scouts of America