NMDVS FIELD OFFICE LOCATIONS
There are 16 field offices of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services located throughout the state. Each is staffed by an accredited Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) to assist veterans and their dependents with filing for their federal and state benefits. Most VSO’s also have regularly-scheduled outreach visits to smaller surrounding communities.
Below are these field and outreach offices. Please contact your nearest VSO to schedule an appointment (click on their names for a link to their email address). All service officers are veterans themselves and are dedicated to helping their fellow veterans with filing for the well-deserved benefits earned through their honorable service to our country.
Tony Woodards is the NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer in the Alamogordo office. Prior to joining the department in May of 2004, he worked for seven years with the New Mexico Department of Children, Youth & Families Juvenile Probation and Parole Division. Tony served 23 years with the U. S. Air Force–18 ½ years of this stationed at several bases in Germany—before retiring in 1994 as a Master Sergeant.
Alamogordo NMDVS Office 411 10th St. Suite 107 (575) 437-4635
Outreach Offices: Ruidoso
|DOWNTOWN ALBUQUERQUE (Dennis Chavez Federal Building)
Theresa Zuni is the Veterans’ Service Officer in the Los Lunas Office and was hired in March, 2008. But assisting veterans and their families with their benefits started even before being hired by the NMDVS. She initially began helping fellow tribal veterans while employed with Isleta Pueblo’s Tribal Administration Office. The Isleta native served in the U. S Army from 1996 to 2005 with the Adjutant General Corps.
Downtown ABQ NM DVS Office 500 Gold Av SW Suite 3107 (3rd Floor) ABQ, NM 87102 (505) 346-4810
|Northeast Albuquerque DVS Office
Gordon Schei is the Veterans’ Service Officer based in the Albuquerque NE Heights office who came to the NM DVS in July of 2008. Gordon served with the U.S. Army as an Engineer from 1979-1988 stationed in Germany. He’s the proud father of two sons who followed his footsteps and are Purple Heart Award recipients: Erik served an U.S. Army Engineer in Iraq, and Deven served with the Army as an Engineer in Afghanistan.
ABQ NMDVS Office 5201 Eagle Rock Ave Albuquerque, NM 87113 (505) 383-2404
Dagmar Youngberg is the NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer in Carlsbad. Prior to her joining the department in November of 2013, she worked for three years in the Carlsbad office of the New Mexico Workforce Connection—where as a Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) advocating for the hiring of veterans for jobs in Eddy County. The U.S. Army veteran is the daughter of an Army retiree (24-years of service).
Carlsbad NMDVS Office 101 N. Halagueño (575) 885-4939
Outreach Office: Artesia
Matt Barela is the Veterans’ Service Officer based in the Clovis NMDVS office who came to the agency in 2012 from the Department of Workforce Solutions, where he worked for 14 years as a Local Veterans Employment Representative/Supervisor (LVER). He is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and was Medically retired in 1993. Matt has a brother who served in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army.
Clovis NMDVS Office 904 W. 6th St. (575) 762-6185
Outreach Offices: Portales, Logan, Tucumcari, Ft. Sumner
Beverly Charley is the NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer in the agency’s Farmington/Four Corners office. Prior to coming to the NMDVS in May of 2015, she worked for nine years as a Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) for the New Mexico Workforce Connection’s Farmington/Four Corners office. Beverly served in the U. S. Army for 14 years—having been deployed to Somalia, Africa, Haiti (twice) and Iraq. She is also a proud member of the Navajo Nation and is eager to assist fellow Navajo veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Farmington NMDVS Office 101 W. Animas St. Suite 104 (505) 327-2861 FAX (505) 599-9745
Outreach Office: Aztec , Shiprock, Bloomfield, Kirtland
|GALLUP & GRANTS
Tyrra Saavedra is the Veterans’ Service Officer in Gallup and Grants. The native of nearby San Rafael was hired in 2014 from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. She is a Navy veteran who was an Electrician’s Mate aboard the ammunition ship U.S.S. Mount Hood.
Tyrra comes from a family with a long history of military service. Her father Alfredo is an Army veteran who served in the Gulf War. An uncle, Johnny Saavedra, is an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. One of her grandfathers—Isidoro Bermudez—was an Army veteran who served in World War II. Her other grandfather, Elias Saavedra, was a member of the New Mexico National Guard’s famed 200th/515th Coast Artillery Unit and Bataan Death March survivor of World War II.
Gallup NMDVS Office: 908 E. Buena Vista Ave. Gallup, NM 87301 (505) 863-7457
Grants NMDVS Office: 515 High St. Suite C Grants, NM 87020 (505) 287-8387
Dalton Boyd is the Veterans’ Service Officer based in the Hobbs NMDVS office who joined the NMDVS in September of 2005. Dalton was born and raised in Lea County. He is a U.S. Army veteran having served from 1967 thru 1970. Dalton has four children and three grand-children. In addition to serving as a veterans’ service officer, he also remains active in several community organizations.
NMDVS Hobbs Office 2120 N. Alto St. (575) 397-5290
Outreach Office: (call to arrange SE NM outreach location visit
J.R. Turner is a Las Cruces Veterans’ Service Officer who joined the NMDVS in April of 2005. J.R. was an Avionics Technician on the F-111 Fighter/Bomber and F-117 Stealth Fighter who was deployed twice to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. After retiring in 1995, JR attended and graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He worked for six years as a Juvenile Probation Officer before coming to the NMDVS.
Las Cruces NMDVS Office 2024 E. Griggs Ave. (575) 524-6220
Outreach Office: Truth or Consequences
George Vargas is a Las Cruces Veterans’ Service Officer who formerly worked at the NMDVS Clovis office—returning to the agency in 2013 after working for three years as a homeless veterans’ advocate. He served in Operation Desert Storm Veteran with the U.S. Navy. George comes from a family with strong military ties: A cousin served with the U.S. Marines, and two others served in the US Army.
Las Cruces NMDVS Office 2024 E. Griggs Ave. (575) 524-6124
Karen Abeyta is the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) based in the Las Vegas office. She is a proud veteran of the United States Navy. During her enlistment she was deployed to Spain, Guam and several United States locations. After her enlistment, Karen attended New Mexico Highlands University and graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. Her grandfather Nicholas Abeyta was a WWII Army Veteran; she also has several uncles that served during Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
917 Douglas Ave Las Vegas. NM 87701 (505) 454-0068
Outreach Office: Mora, Santa Rosa, Tucumcari
Gary Fresquez is the Veterans’ Service Officer at the Raton Office. Prior to joining the NMDVS in October of 2008, the Raton native was the Financial Aid Director at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colorado. Gary served in the U.S. Navy for 11 years, where he left as a Lieutenant. During his service, Gary served aboard the USS Peleliu (LHA-5), and the USS Towers (DDG-9), which was stationed in the Persian Gulf during the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
Raton NMDVS Office 200 N. 3rd St. (575) 445-8282
Outreach Office: Clayton
Richard Moncrief is the Veteran’s Service Officer in Roswell. He joined the department in October of 2004 after a 35-year career as a U.S. Air Force Mechanic and later as a civilian mechanic. Richard was stationed in South Vietnam, Korea, The Netherlands and Alaska. His father was a 30-year Army Air Force veteran who served during the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War. His brother served 30-years with the U.S. Air Force; his sister was a long-time Air Force Nurse.
Roswell NMDVS Office 1600 SE Main St Roswell, NM 88201 (575) 624-6086
Jeff George is a Veterans’ Service Officer based in Albuquerque. Prior to joining the NMDVS in March of 2008, Jeff was a retail manager for six years in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Vegas, New Mexico. He was born in Farmington, NM where his father Eugene “Skip” George, a Vietnam veteran, still resides. Jeff served three years as a U.S. Army M-1A1 Armor crewman before his honorable discharge with a service-related disability as a Corporal.
Santa Fe NMDVS Office
406 Don Gaspar Santa Fe, NM 87504
Bradley Brock is the Silver City Veterans Service Officer who was hired in October, 2014. The Silver City native served for 25 years in the United States Navy, retiring in 2005 as a Chief Petty Officer. From 2005 until his hiring at the NMDVS, Bradley worked in the MedBoards department of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Battalion East, processing Medical Boards. His Great Uncle William “Cowboy” Wright was a Bataan Death March Survivor and Army Air Corps/United States Air Force retiree.
NMDVS Silver City Office 1211 N. Hudson St; Silver City, NM 88061 (575) 538-2377
Outreach Offices Deming Lordsburg Reserve
Michael Pacheco is the NMDVS Veterans’ Service officer based in Taos. The graduate of Taos High School joined the department in February of 1999. Michael served in the U.S. Navy from 1976 to 1997, retiring as a Petty Officer 1st Class. He served on two of the most powerful ships of their day: The battleships USS Iowa (BB-61) and USS New Jersey (BB-62). Michael’s father served four years in the USMC. He was attached to a weapons division in Korea from 1951 to 1954.
NMDVS Taos Office 120 Civic Plaza (575) 758-9624
Outreach Office: Espanola