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Dickinson native promoted to lieutenant colonel in National Guard

BISMARCK -- Cody Volk, a Dickinson native, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the North Dakota Army National Guard. Col. Scott Boespflug, North Dakota National Guard chief of joint staff, presided over the ceremony on Feb. 12 ...

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Col. Scott Boespflug, North Dakota National Guard chief of staff, left, administers the oath of office to newly promoted Lt. Col. Cody Volk during a ceremony Feb. 12 at Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Mr. Jonathan Haugen, Joint Force Headquarters)

BISMARCK -- Cody Volk, a Dickinson native, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the North Dakota Army National Guard.

Col. Scott Boespflug, North Dakota National Guard chief of joint staff, presided over the ceremony on Feb. 12 at the Fraine Barracks is Bismarck and administered Volk’s oath of office.

Volk began his military career in 1995 when he enlisted into the National Guard's Dickinson-based Company C, 164th Engineer Battalion. In August 2001, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and assigned as a platoon leader with Company B, 164th Engineer Battalion in Williston.

He later served overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2005 as a platoon leader. Volk has held a number of leadership positions throughout his military career, including assignments as company commander for the 141st Engineer Combat Battalion and 231st Brigade Support Battalion.

He also has served as the support operations officer for the 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), personnel officer for the 68th Troop Command, executive officer for the 136th CSSB and, most recently, as the director of public works for Camp Grafton Training Center near Devils Lake.

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Since 2003, Volk has worked as a full-time federal technician with the North Dakota National Guard. He currently serves as an administrative officer for the organization's Division of Facilities and Engineering in Bismarck.

 

 

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