Field Offices

New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services – Field Services

There are 13 field offices of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services located throughout the state. Each is staffed by a Veteran Service Officer (VSO) who has attained accreditation through the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers. The VSO assists veterans and their eligible dependents with filing for their federal and state benefits. Most VSOs also have regularly-scheduled outreach visits to the surrounding communities.

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.

 

Karen Abeyta

Central Northwest Region Supervisor and Veteran Service Officer

500 Gold Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone 505-346-3986
Fax:  505-346-4869
Email: karen.abeyta@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrence, Valencia, Grant, McKinley & San Juan

 

Gordon Schei

Veteran Service Officer

500 Gold Street SW
Phone: (505)346-4810
Fax:  (505)346-4869
Email: gordon.schei@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrence, Valencia

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.

Durrell Tsosie

Veteran Service Officer

908 E, Buena Vista Ave
Gallup, NM 87301

Phone: 505-863-7457
Fax:  505-863-7836
E-mail: durrell.tsosie@state.nm.us

Counties Served: Cibola, McKinley, & Catron

 

Dustin Newsom

Veteran Service Officer

Bataan Memorial Building
407 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-221-7190
Fax:  505-827-6372
E-mail: dustin.newsom@state.nm.us

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

 

Victoria Bader

Veteran Service Officer

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

Phone 505-383-2406
Fax:  505-383-2413
Email: victoria.bader@state.nm.us

 

Johnny W. Martinez

Veteran Service Officer

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

Phone 505-383-2406
Fax:  505-383-2413
Email: johnnyw.martinez@state.nm.us

 

 

George Vargas

Southwest Region Supervisor and Veteran Service Officer

2024 E. Griggs Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Phone: (575) 524-6124
Fax:  575-524-6130
E-mail: george.vargas@state.nm.us

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

 

Beverly Charley

Veteran Service Officer/Tribal-Pueblo Liaison

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

Phone: 505-327-2861
Fax:  505-214-5101
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.

Martin Marquez

Northeast Region Supervisor and Veteran Service Officer

917 Douglas Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: 505-454-0068
Fax:  505-454-0068
E-mail: martinm.marquez@state.nm.us

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

 

Craig Chumley

Veteran Service Officer

2024 E. Griggs Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Phone: 575-524-6220
Fax:  575-524-6130
E-mail: craig.chumley@state.nm.us 

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

 

Arturo Marlow

Veteran Service Officer

917 Douglas Ave

Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: 505-454-0068

Fax:  505-454-0068
E-mail: arturo.marlow@state.nm.us

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

 

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 & Sierra

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: Lea Eddy, & Chaves, 

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: Eddy, Roosevelt, Curry, Quay & 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, Lea & Chaves

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.

Currently Vacant

Grants Veteran Service Officer

515 E. High Suite C
Grants, NM 87020

Phone: 505-383-2400
Email: nmdvs.info@state.nm.us

 

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