Originally from rural South Dakota, Justin Bice spent eight years in the United States Army working in the Military Intelligence Detachment of the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He participated in three tours of duty in Afghanistan and one in Iraq during the initial invasion, in addition to participating in various peacetime operations around the world. Justin graduated first in his class at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC with a degree in business administration. He later graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, Justin was Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of International Law and Business. He was also a member of the John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court and Phi Delta Phi. Justin is licensed to practice law in the North Carolina and South Carolina state and federal courts. He is a member of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, South Carolina, and American bar associations.