Pre-Discharge Locations and Contacts

As you get ready to separate or retire from the military, make sure you are taking the necessary steps to prepare for your future. If you’re within 180 days of discharge, the VFW can help.

The VFW’s Pre-Discharge program has offices located on or near major military installations across the country to help you obtain your VA benefits as you transition from the military. Our Pre-Discharge Representatives are ready to guide you through the claims process and answer any questions you may have concerning VA benefits.

  • California

    Camp Pendleton, CA 
    Donna Foy, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    Marine & Family Services
    Bldg. 13150 - VA, Room 203 Box 555020
    Camp Pendleton, CA  92055 - 5020 

    Phone: 760.405.4345

    San Diego, CA

    Mark Barrett, Associate Director, Field Operations

    Naval Base San Diego

    3115 Dolphin Alley

    Bldg. 270, Room 213

    San Diego, CA  92136


    Phone: 619.797.7809

    Email: or


  • Colorado

    Fort Carson, CO
    Denise Southall, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    1626 O’Connell Blvd, Bldg. 813, 3rd Floor
    Fort Carson, CO  80913

    Phone: 719.650.4821




  • Georgia

    Fort Stewart, GA
    Michael Churchill, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    1145 Niles Avenue
    Bldg. 4973, Rm. 120
    Ft. Stewart, GA  31314

    Phone: 912.435.9805

    Cell Phone: 912.492.8050

    Email: or

  • Kansas

    Fort Riley, KS
    Brian Coleman, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    Building #212 Custer Avenue
    Room 204
    Ft. Riley, KS  66442

    Phone: 785.239.3901

    Cell Phone: 785.249.1742

    Email: or

  • Kentucky

    Fort Campbell, KY
    John Biemesderfer, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    5663 Screaming Eagle Blvd, Room 114
    Fort Campbell, KY  42223

    Phone: 931.431.3155

    Cell Phone: 931.572.8156

    Email: or

  • Maryland

    Joint Base Andrews

    Kevin Buckner, National Pre-Discharge Claims Consultant

    1602 Brookley Ave F Wing

    Joint Base Andrews, MD 20672


    Phone: 202.400.0403





    Kevin Buckner, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative

    118 Brookley Ave., Bldg. 13

    JB Anacostia-Bolling

    Washington, DC  20032


    Phone: 202.400.0403



    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Joe Grassi, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative

    Military and Family Support Center

    9045 Beale Rd

    Bldg. 11, Room 200

    Bethesda, MD 20889


    Cell Phone: 202.256.4272



    National Capital Region (Ft.Meade, Annapolis, Navy Yard)

    Miranda Drummond, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representatives

    200 Maryland Ave, NE

    Washington, DC 20002

    Phone: 202.608.8374

    Mobile: 202.961.4662


  • Nevada

    Nellis Air Force Base, NV
    Rick Boring, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    4775 England Ave
    Bldg. 20, Room 312
    (Pass & ID Bldg)
    Nellis AFB, NV 89191

    Phone: 702.643.1161

    Cell Phone: 702.236.0455

    Email: or

  • New York

    Fort Drum, NY
    Nancy Ortiz, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd
    Clark Hall, Room B2-18
    Fort Drum, NY  13602

    Phone: 315.772.4337
    Cell Phone: 315.399.8871

  • North Carolina

    Camp Lejeune, NC

    Cindy Noel, Assistant Director, Field Operations, NVS
    Melissa Gilliam, National Pres-Discharge Claims Representative
    Building 501, “N” Street
    Camp Lejeune, NC  28547

    Phone: 202.809.0198 (Cindy)

    Phone: 910.451.7658 Cell Phone: 910.465.1314 (Melissa) 



    Fort Bragg, NC 
    Rick Jones, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    Bldg. 4-2843
    Normandy Drive
    Ft. Bragg, NC  28307

    Cell Phone: 910.990.0048
    Email: or


    Winston Salem, NC

    Charles Ryder, National Pre-Discharge Rating Representative
    Steven Lindsey, National Pre-Discharge Rating Consultant
    251 North Main St.
    Winston-Salem, NC  27101


    Phone: 743.900.5071 (Charles)
    Phone: 743.900.5048 (Steven)

    Email: or
    Email: or

  • Puerto Rico

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

    Tara Fajardo-Arteaga, Service Officer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Aida (Didi) Ruiz, Service Officer

    VA Regional Office
    San Juan VA Regional Office
    (355) #50 Carr 165
    San Juan, PR  00968

    Phone: 787.772.7328

    Cell Phone: 787.243.0759



  • Texas

    Fort Bliss, TX
    Michael McPherson, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    Building 503 Pershing Road Rm 302
    Fort Bliss, TX 79916

    Cell Phone: 915.205.8082



    Fort Cavazos, TX (formerly Fort Hood)
    om Parker, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    Building 36000, Shoemaker Center
    36000 Shoemaker Lane, Room 0417B
    Ft. Cavazos, TX  76544

    Phone: 254.288.2181

    Cell Phone: 254.319.4901
    Email: or

  • Utah

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Richard L. Lawrence, National Pre-Discharge Rating Consultant

    Shane Hancock, National Pre-Discharge Rating Consultant 

    550 Foothill Dr

    Salt Lake City, UT  84113


    Phone: 385.290.9272 (Richard)

    Phone: 385.290.9577 (Shane)

    Email: or

    Email: or


  • Virginia

    Fort Belvoir
    Cody Mangold, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    9625 Belvoir Road
    Barden Education Center
    Bldg. 1017
    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

    Phone: 202.480.0662



    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
    Devon St. Louis, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    232 McNair Rd, (SFL-TAP)
    Joint Base Myer, VA  22211

    Cell Phone: 202.480.0077

    Naval Station Norfolk 

    Patrick Bedford, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative

    Naval Station Norfolk

    1626 Morris Street

    Third Floor (Bldg. J-50), Room 315

    Norfolk, VA  23531


    Phone: 757.319.1940




    Marine Corps Base Quantico
    Cody Mangold, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative

    Wounded Warrior Regiment

    1998 Hill Ave

    Quantico, VA 22314


    Cell Phone: 202.480.0662


  • Washington

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord
    Antwaine Dowdy, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    Waller Hall – VFW Room 700
    2140 Ligget Ave
    JB Lewis - McChord, WA 98433

    Phone: 253.966.1279

    Cell Phone:  253.569.2790

    Email: or