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 county to help you obtain your VA benefits and entitlements. Our Pre-Discharge representatives are ready to guide you through the veterans’ claims process, conduct physical examinations prior to your separation, and answer the questions you may have on education and medical benefits.

  • California

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

    Cell Phone: 619.772-6235

    San Diego, CA

    Mark Barrett, Claims Representative

    Naval Base San Diego

    3115 Dolphin Alley, Bldg. #270

    San Diego, CA  92136


    Phone: 619.797.7809



  • Colorado

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

    Phone: 719.650.4821




  • Georgia

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

    Phone: 912.435.9805

    Fax: 912.767.5347

    Cell Phone: 912.492.8050

  • Kansas

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

    Phone: 785.239.3901 (Primary)

    Phone: 785.239.9604 (Secondary)

    Cell Phone: 785.249.1742


  • Kentucky

    Fort Campbell, KY
    John Biemesderfer, Claims Representative
    5668 Wickham Avenue
    Fort Campbell, KY  42223

    Phone: 931.431.3155


  • Maryland

    Joint Base Andrews

    Kevin Buckner, National Pre-Discharge Claims Consultant

    Veterans Service Center

    1604 California Avenue

    Joint Base Andrews, Maryland 20762


    Mailing address:
    1191 Menoher Dr,
    JBA, MD  20762 (Mailing Address)

    Phone: 202.400.0403
    Fax: 202.547.3196





    118 Brookley Ave., Bldg. 13

    JB Anacostia-Bolling

    Washington, DC  20032


    Phone: 202.400.0403



    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Mark Potter, Claims and PEB Representative

    Fleet and Family Support Ctr., Bldg 11, Room 109

    8901 Wisconsin Avenue

    Bethesda, MD  20889


    Cell Phone: 202.256.4272



  • Nevada

    North Las Vegas, NV
    Rick Boring, Claims Representative
    Nellis Air Force Base, NV

    4775 England Ave
    BLDG 20, Room 312
    (Pass & ID Bldg)
    Nellis AFB, NV 89191

    Phone: 702.643.1161


  • New York

    Fort Drum, NY
    Nancy Ortiz
    10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd
    Clark Hall, Room B2-18
    Fort Drum, NY  13602

    Phone: 315.777.4337
    Cell Phone: 315.399.8871

  • North Carolina

    Camp Lejeune, NC
    Cindy Noel, Claims Representative
    Building 501, “N” Street
    Camp Lejeune, NC  28547

    Phone: 910.451.7658

    Fax: 910.451.0807

    Cell Phone: 910.465.1314


    Fort Bragg, NC 
    Robert Krause, Claims Representative
    Rick Jones, Claims Consultant
    Bldg 4-2843
    Normandy Drive
    Ft. Bragg, NC  78307

    Phone: 910.396.2046 (Rob)
    Phone: 910.396.3737 (Rick)
    Fax: 910.396.3596

    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 71258

    Ft. Bragg, NC 28307



    Winston Salem, NC

    Charles Ryder, Rating Representative
    Steven Lindsey, Rating Consultant
    Dale Phillips, Rating Consultant
    100 North Main Street, Suite 1700
    Winston-Salem, NC  27101


    Phone: 336.251.0390 (Charles)
    Phone: 336.251.6900 (Steven)
    Phone: 336.251.6756 (Dale)
    Fax: 336.251.6626


  • Puerto Rico

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

    Tara Fajardo Arteaga, Service Officer
    Pablo Cruz, Contract Claims Consultant

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

    Phone: 787.772.7328

    Fax: 787.772.7474

    Cell Phone: 787.243.0759



  • Texas

    Fort Bliss, TX
    Michael McPherson, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
    Building 503 Pershing Road Rm 320-4
    Fort Bliss, TX 79916

    Cell Phone: 915.205.8082



    Fort Hood, TX
    om Parker, Claims Representative
    Shoemaker Center
    Room D417B
    36000 Darnell Loop
    Ft. Hood, TX  76544

    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 5045

    Fort Hood, TX  76544


    Phone: 254.288.2181

    Fax: 254.288.2188

    Cell Phone: 254.319.4901

  • Utah

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Richard L. Lawrence, Rating Consultant &

    Shane Hancock, National Pre Discharge Rating Consultant 

    550 Foothill Drive, Suite 203

    PO Box 581900

    Salt Lake City, UT  84158-1900


    Richard Lawrence

    Phone: 801.326.2338

    Fax: 801.326.2395 (Attn: VFW Pre-Discharge Office)



    Shane Hancock

    Phone: 385-890-9577





  • Virginia

    Fort Belvoir
    Daniel Klutenkamper
    9625 Belvoir Road
    Barden Education Center
    Bldg. 1017
    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

    Phone: 202.480.0662



    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
    Katherine Cassell, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative 
    232 McNair Rd, (SFL-TAP Bldg., 404)
    Joint Base Myer, VA  22211

    Cell Phone: 202.480.0077

    Naval Station Norfolk 

    Patrick Bedford, Claims Representative

    Naval Station Norfolk

    1683 Gilbert Street

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

    Norfolk, VA  23531


    Phone: 757.319.1940




    Marine Corps Base Quantico
    Chris Guthrie, Associate Director

    Wounded Warrior Regiment

    1998 Hill Ave

    Quantico, VA 22314


    Cell Phone: 202.809.0198


  • Washington

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord
    Antwaine Dowdy, National Pre-Discharge Claims Rep
    Waller Hall –VFW
    2140 Building – Rm. 700
    JB Lewis - McChord, WA 98433

    Phone: 253.966.1279