Field Offices

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.

 

Alamogordo

Alamogordo

This office is currently vacant – Please research another office close to your location.

Alamogordo NMDVS Office 411 10th St. Suite 107 (575) 437-4635

Outreach Offices: Ruidoso

Theresa Zuni

Theresa Zuni

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

Gordon Schei

Gordon Schei

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

Dagmar Youngberg

Carlsbad

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

Matt Barela

Clovis

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

Beverly Charley

Farmington

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

Tyrra Saavedra

Tyrra Saavedra

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

Dalton Boyd

Hobbs

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

J.R. Turner

Las Cruces

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

George Vargas

Las Cruces

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

Karen Abeyta

Las Cruces

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

Gary Fresquez

Raton

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

Roswell

Roswell

This office is currently vacant – Please research another office close to your location.

Roswell NMDVS Office 1600 SE Main St Roswell, NM  88201 (575) 624-6086

Jeff George

Jeff George

Raton

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                              301 W. DeVargas St. 2nd floor
(505) 827 – 7492
(505) 827 – 7346
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Bradley Brock

Bradley Brock

Silver City/Santa Clara

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 11990 US HWY 180 East P.O. Box 394  Santa Clara, NM 88026               
575-912-3166

Outreach
Offices Deming Lordsburg Reserve

Taos

Taos

This office is currently vacant – Please research another office close to your location.

NMDVS Taos Office 120 Civic Plaza
(575) 758-9624

Santa Fe

New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services
407 Galisteo St., Room 134
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Albuquerque

Theresa Zuni
500 Gold Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-436-4810
theresa.zuni@state.nm.us

Albuquerque

Gordon Shei
5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE/Suite 2A
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 383-2404
Gordon.shei@state.nm.us

Carlsbad

Dagmar Youngberg
101 N. Halagueno St.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 885-4939
Dagmar.youngberg@state.nm.us

Clovis

Matt Barela
904 W. 6th Street
Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 762-6185
Matthew.barela@state.nm.us

Farmington

Beverly Charley
101 W. Animas St., Rm #104
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 327-2861
Beverly.charley@state.nm.us

Grants

Tyrra Saavedra
515 E. High Suite C
Grants, NM 87020
(505) 287-8387
Tyrra.saavedra@state.nm.us

Hobbs

Dalton Boyd
2120 N. Alto Street
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 397-5290
Dalton.boyd@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

J.R. Turner
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6620
Jr.turner@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

George Vargas
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6124
George.vargas@state.nm.us

Las Vegas

Karen Abeyta
917 Douglas Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 454-0068
Karen.abeyta@state.nm.us

Raton

Gary Fresquez
200 N. 3rd St
Raton, NM 87740
(575) 445-8282
Gary.fresquez@state.nm.us

Santa Fe

Jeff George
301 W. De Vargas St
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 827-7492
Jeff.george@state.nm.us

Silver City

Bradley Brock
11990 US HWY 180 East
Santa Clara, NM 88026
(575) 912-3166
Bradleya.brock@state.nm.us

Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption

Any veteran who served a minimum of 90 days consecutive active duty (other than for training), was honorably discharged, and is a legal resident of New Mexico qualifies for a $4,000 reduction in the taxable value of their real property for county taxation purposes. This benefit is also available to non-remarried surviving spouses of a veteran who would have otherwise qualified for this benefit.

In lieu of the property tax exemption, this benefit can instead be used to obtain a 1/3 discount off a vehicle registration fee when registering a vehicle in New Mexico.

 

Property Tax Exemption Form
Affidavit of Loss Form
Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption

Any veteran who served a minimum of 90 days consecutive active duty (other than for training), was honorably discharged, and is a legal resident of New Mexico qualifies for a $4,000 reduction in the taxable value of their real property for county taxation purposes. This benefit is also available to non-remarried surviving spouses of a veteran who would have otherwise qualified for this benefit.

In lieu of the property tax exemption, this benefit can instead be used to obtain a 1/3 discount off a vehicle registration fee when registering a vehicle in New Mexico.

 

Property Tax Exemption Form
Affidavit of Loss Form

New Mexico Locations

Santa Fe

Address Change
New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services

407 Galisteo St., Room 134
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Albuquerque

Theresa Zuni
500 Gold Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-436-4810
theresa.zuni@state.nm.us

Albuquerque

Gordon Shei
5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE/Suite 2A
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 383-2404
Gordon.shei@state.nm.us

Carlsbad

Dagmar Youngberg
101 N. Halagueno St.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 885-4939
Dagmar.youngberg@state.nm.us

Clovis

Matt Barela
904 W. 6th Street
Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 762-6185
Matthew.barela@state.nm.us

Farmington

Beverly Charley
101 W. Animas St., Rm #104
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 327-2861
Beverly.charley@state.nm.us

Grants

Tyrra Saavedra
515 E. High Suite C
Grants, NM 87020
(505) 287-8387
Tyrra.saavedra@state.nm.us

Hobbs

Dalton Boyd
2120 N. Alto Street
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 397-5290
Dalton.boyd@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

J.R. Turner
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6620
Jr.turner@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

George Vargas
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6124
George.vargas@state.nm.us

Las Vegas

Karen Abeyta
917 Douglas Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 454-0068
Karen.abeyta@state.nm.us

Raton

Gary Fresquez
200 N. 3rd St
Raton, NM 87740
(575) 445-8282
Gary.fresquez@state.nm.us

Santa Fe

Jeff George
301 W. De Vargas St
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 827-7492
Jeff.george@state.nm.us

Silver City

Bradley Brock
11990 US HWY 180 East
Santa Clara, NM 88026
(575) 912-3166
Bradleya.brock@state.nm.us

Please make note of the following ADDRESS CHANGE:

New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services
407 Galisteo St., Room 134
Santa Fe, NM  87501

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