Field Offices

New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services – Field Services

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.

 

George Vargas

George Vargas

Central Northwest Region Supervisor and Veteran Service Officer

500 Gold Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone 505-346-3986
Fax:  505-346-4869
Email: george.vargas@state.nm.us

Counties Served/Albuquerque Region:  Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Cuba, Edgewood, Socorro, Belen, Los Lunas, Moriarty, Grants, Gallup, Farmington, Aztec, Shiprock, Bloomfield, and Kirtland.

George Vargas is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Albuquerque downtown location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He worked at the Clovis location and was a homeless veterans advocate.  He served in Operation Desert Storm with the U.S. Navy. He comes from a strong military family; a cousin who served with the U.S. Marines, and two others who served in the U.S. Army.

Jovanna Sandoval

Jovanna Sandoval

Executive Administrative Assistant

500 Gold Street SW, Suite 3107
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone:  505-346-4873
Fax:  505-346-4869
E-mail: jovanna.sandoval@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Statewide

Jovanna Sandoval provides direct Administrative support to the Director of Field Operations, and to the NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officers throughout the New Mexico locations.

Gordon Schei

Gordon Schei

Veteran Service Officer

5201 Eagle Rock NE, Suite 2A
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Phone: 505-383-2404
Fax:  505-383-2413
Email: gordon.schei@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Bernalillo, Sandoval

Gordon Schei is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Albuquerque NE Heights location since 2008 and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He served with the U.S. Army as an Engineer from 1979-1988 stationed in Germany.  He’s the proud father of two sons Erik and Deven, who followed his footsteps and are both Purple Heart recipients.  Erik served as a U.S. Army Engineer in Iraq, and Deven served as a U.S. Army Engineer in Afghanistan.

Martin Marquez

Martin Marquez

Veteran Service Officer

5201 Eagle Rock NE, Suite 2A
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Phone 505-383-2406
Fax:  505-383-2413
Email: martinm.marquez@state.nm.us

Counties Served:Bernalillo, Guadalupe, San Miguel, Sandoval, & Taos

Martin Marquez is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Albuquerque NE Heights location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  Martin served with the U.S. Army as a Finance/Accounting Specialist from 1972-1979 stationed in Germany and Hawaii.  He served with the 25th Infantry Division and the 100th MTC.  He served as a Local Veterans Employment Representative for the NM Workforce Connection, and is a retired Education Administrator from El Paso, Texas. 

Raymie Hurley

Raymie Hurley

Veteran Service Officer

908 E, Buena Vista Ave
Gallup, NM 87301

Phone: 505-863-7457
Fax:  505-863-7836
E-mail: raymie.hurley@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Cibola, McKinley, & Catron

Raymie Hurley is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Gallup location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in October 1999 and served until 2003.  He was stationed at Marine Security Guard Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.  He is a member of the Navajo Nation.  After his enlistment, he attended the Navajo Law Enforcement Training Academy and became a Navajo Nation Police Officer for eight years. He was a Patrol, Tactical, and Substation Officer.  He attained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New Mexico University.  He comes from a family with strong military and law enforcement ties.

Beverly Charley

Beverly Charley

Veteran Service Officer

101 W. Animas Street, Suite 104
Farmington, NM 87401

Phone: 505-327-2861
Fax:  505-599-9745
E-mail:  beverly.charley@state.nm.us

Counties Served: San Juan & Rio Arriba

Beverly Charley is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer at the Farmington/Four Corners location and is accredited by the NACVSO. She is a proud member of the Navajo Nation and serves as a Tribal Liaison.  She worked for nine years as a Local Veterans Employment Representative for the New Mexico Workforce Connection’s Farmington/Four Corners office. She served in the U. S. Army for 14 years and was deployed to Somalia, Africa, Haiti (twice) and Iraq.

Karen Abeyta

Karen Abeyta

Northeast Region Supervisor and Veteran Service Officer

917 Douglas Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: 505-454-0068
Fax:  505-454-0068
E-mail: karen.abeyta@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Guadalupe, Mora, San Miguel, Colfax, Catron, Harding, & Taos

Karen Abeyta is a NMDVS Veteran Service Officer based at the Las Vegas location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  She has extensive experience advocating for veterans and their family members.  She worked for the NM Workforce Connection as a Local Veterans Employment Representative.  She was born and raised in Las Vegas, NM and served in the U.S. Navy from 07/1997 to 08/2000.  She was deployed to Spain, Guam, and several U.S. locations.  She attained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from NM Highlands University.  Her grandfather Nicholas Abeyta was a WWII Army Veteran, and has several uncles that served during Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Danielle Thompson

Danielle Thompson

Veteran Service Officer

1600 S.E. Main Street, Suite A
Roswell, NM 88201

Phone: 575-624-6086
Fax:  575-624-6010
E-mail: danielle.thompson@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Chaves & Lincoln

Danielle Thompson is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Roswell location and accredited by the NACVSO.  She has been a resident of New Mexico since 1999, where she graduated from Ruidoso High School.  She resides in Dexter, NM with her husband and family.  She joined the U.S. Navy in 2007 as an Operational Specialist. She completed two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with her first command at COMPHIBRON TWO, better known as Amphibious Squadron Two, and the USS Carter Hall.   She completed four years with the U.S. Navy and left as a Third Class Petty Officer Surface Warfare/Air Warfare.

Jeff C. George

Jeff C. George

Veteran Service Officer

301 West De Vargas Street (Workforce Connections Bldg)
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-476-7903
Fax:  505-476-7905
E-mail: jeff.george@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Taos

Jeff George is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Santa Fe location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  Jeff is a member of the San Juan Chapter of the DAV and Los Alamos VFW 8874.  He has been a lifetime resident of New Mexico and has lived in Farmington, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola and Portales.  Jeff was born in Farmington, NM where his father Eugene “Skip” George, a Vietnam veteran, still resides.  Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 and served as a 19K (M1A1 Armor Crewman) before his honorable discharge with a service-related disability as a Corporal.

Larry Weatherwax

Larry Weatherwax

Veteran Service Officer

411 10th Street #107
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Phone:  575-437-4635
Fax:  575-434-0397
E-mail: larry.weatherwax@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Otero & Lincoln

Larry Weatherwax is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Alamogordo location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He enlisted in the Army National Guard in May of 1995 and completed Basic Training at Ft. Jackson South Carolina.  He completed AIT at Ft. Lee, Virginia as an Automated Logistics Specialist, 92A MOS.  In March of 2003, Larry was activated to serve as a Force Protection Specialist under Operation Noble Eagle for two years.  Larry has completed a Network Specialist Certificate in May 2015 and an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology in May 2016, both from NMSU-A.  Larry is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Communication Technology from NMSU.

Rosa Bycenski

Rosa Bycenski

Veterans Service Officer

2024 E. Griggs Avenue
Los Cruces, NM 8801
Phone: (575) 524-6220
Fax: (575) 524-6130
E-mail: rosa.bycenski@state.nm.us 

Counties Served: Anthony, Chaparral, Deming, Santa Clara/Grant County

Walk-ins are welcome, but DVS strongly encourages those needing assistance to make an appointment by contacting Rosa.

The native of Mexicali, Mexico served 14-years in the United States Air Force shortly after graduating from high school in Calexico, CA. Her USAF career took her to Offutt AFB in Omaha, NE, Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan…overseas to Guam and Qatar…and a final transfer to Holloman AFB here in Alamogordo. She primarily worked in Logistics and Aircraft Maintenance in support of RC-135, F-16, and F-15 aircraft. At Holloman AFB, Ms. Bycenski was tasked with establishing a new supply section for a newly-relocated training squadron before ending her military service as a Technical Sergeant. While at Offutt AFB, Ms. Bycenski earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources at Bellevue University in Bellevue, NE. She recently earned an Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology and a Certificate in Insurance Billing & Coding from Dona Ana Community College.

Dalton Boyd

Dalton Boyd

Veteran Service Officer

2120 N. Alto Street
Hobbs, NM 88240

Phone: 575-397-5290
Fax:  575-397-5290
E-mail: dalton.boyd2@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Eddy, Chaves, Roosevelt, Curry, Quay, & DeBaca

Dalton Boyd is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Hobbs location, and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He was born and raised in Lea County and has four children and three grandchildren.  He is a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1967 thru 1970, and remains active in several community organizations.

Matt Barela

Matt Barela

Southeast Region Supervisor & Veteran Service Officer

904 W. 6th Street
Clovis, NM 88101

Phone: 575-762-6185
Fax:  575-762-6185
Email: matthew.barela@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Curry, Quay, Roosevelt, & De Baca

Matt Barela is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Clovis location, and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He served in the U.S. Army in Desert Shield and Desert Storm with the 24th Infantry Division 101st Airborne.  He was born and raised in Clovis, NM and has a BCIS degree.  He is very involved within the Clovis community with resources that include Goodwill, Lighthouse, Matt25, United Way, Chamber, JVC, VFW, American Legion, and local colleges.  He also conducts workshops at Cannon AFB for filing claims and working with e-benefits.

Dagmar Youngberg

Dagmar Youngberg

Veteran Service Officer

101 N. Halagueno
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Phone: 575-885-4939
Fax:  575-885-4949
E-Mail:  dagmar.youngberg@state.nm.us

Counties Served:  Eddy

Dagmar Youngberg is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Carlsbad location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  She worked for three years at the Carlsbad office of the New Mexico Workforce Connection, as a Local Veterans Employment Representative advocating for the hiring of veterans for jobs in Eddy County. She is a U.S. Army veteran and daughter of an Army retiree, with 24 years of service.

Jeff C. George

Jeff C. George

Veteran Service Officer

301 West De Vargas Street (Workforce Connections Bldg)
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-476-7903
Fax:  505-476-7905
E-mail: jeff.george@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Taos

Jeff George is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Santa Fe location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  Jeff is a member of the San Juan Chapter of the DAV and Los Alamos VFW 8874.  He has been a lifetime resident of New Mexico and has lived in Farmington, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola and Portales.  Jeff was born in Farmington, NM where his father Eugene “Skip” George, a Vietnam veteran, still resides.  Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 and served as a 19K (M1A1 Armor Crewman) before his honorable discharge with a service-related disability as a Corporal.

Dalton Boyd

Dalton Boyd

Veteran Service Officer

2120 N. Alto Street
Hobbs, NM 88240

Phone: 575-397-5290
Fax:  575-397-5290
E-mail: dalton.boyd2@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Eddy, Chaves, Roosevelt, Curry, Quay, & DeBaca

Dalton Boyd is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Hobbs location, and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He was born and raised in Lea County and has four children and three grandchildren.  He is a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1967 thru 1970, and remains active in several community organizations.

Jeff C. George

Jeff C. George

Veteran Service Officer

301 West De Vargas Street (Workforce Connections Bldg)
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-476-7903
Fax:  505-476-7905
E-mail: jeff.george@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Taos

Jeff George is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Santa Fe location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  Jeff is a member of the San Juan Chapter of the DAV and Los Alamos VFW 8874.  He has been a lifetime resident of New Mexico and has lived in Farmington, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola and Portales.  Jeff was born in Farmington, NM where his father Eugene “Skip” George, a Vietnam veteran, still resides.  Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 and served as a 19K (M1A1 Armor Crewman) before his honorable discharge with a service-related disability as a Corporal.

Jeff C. George

Jeff C. George

Veteran Service Officer

301 West De Vargas Street (Workforce Connections Bldg)
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-476-7903
Fax:  505-476-7905
E-mail: jeff.george@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Taos

Jeff George is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Santa Fe location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  Jeff is a member of the San Juan Chapter of the DAV and Los Alamos VFW 8874.  He has been a lifetime resident of New Mexico and has lived in Farmington, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola and Portales.  Jeff was born in Farmington, NM where his father Eugene “Skip” George, a Vietnam veteran, still resides.  Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 and served as a 19K (M1A1 Armor Crewman) before his honorable discharge with a service-related disability as a Corporal.

Larry Weatherwax

Larry Weatherwax

Veteran Service Officer

411 10th Street #107
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Phone:  575-437-4635
Fax:  575-434-0397
E-mail: larry.weatherwax@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Otero & Lincoln

Larry Weatherwax is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Alamogordo location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He enlisted in the Army National Guard in May of 1995 and completed Basic Training at Ft. Jackson South Carolina.  He completed AIT at Ft. Lee, Virginia as an Automated Logistics Specialist, 92A MOS.  In March of 2003, Larry was activated to serve as a Force Protection Specialist under Operation Noble Eagle for two years.  Larry has completed a Network Specialist Certificate in May 2015 and an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology in May 2016, both from NMSU-A.  Larry is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Communication Technology from NMSU.

Larry Weatherwax

Larry Weatherwax

Veteran Service Officer

411 10th Street #107
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Phone:  575-437-4635
Fax:  575-434-0397
E-mail: larry.weatherwax@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Otero & Lincoln

Larry Weatherwax is a NMDVS Veterans’ Service Officer based at the Alamogordo location and is accredited by the NACVSO.  He enlisted in the Army National Guard in May of 1995 and completed Basic Training at Ft. Jackson South Carolina.  He completed AIT at Ft. Lee, Virginia as an Automated Logistics Specialist, 92A MOS.  In March of 2003, Larry was activated to serve as a Force Protection Specialist under Operation Noble Eagle for two years.  Larry has completed a Network Specialist Certificate in May 2015 and an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology in May 2016, both from NMSU-A.  Larry is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Communication Technology from NMSU.

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

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

Roswell

Dalton Boyd
1600 SE Main ST Suite A
Roswell, NM 88203

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

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