VFW BDD Site Locations and Contacts

Camp Lejeune, NC
Cindy Noel
Building 501, “N” Street
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547                           
Phone: 910-451-7658
Fax: 910-451-0807 
Email:  cindy.noel@va.gov 

Camp Pendleton, CA
Steven Bradford, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
Marine & Family Services Bldg., 13150 – VA, Room 203
Box 555020 
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5020 
Phone: 619-318-5143
Email:  sbradford@vfw.org

Fort Bragg, NC
Robert Krause, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
P.O. Box 71258 
Ft. Bragg, NC 28307 
Phone: 910-396-2046
Fax: 910-396-3596 
Blackberry Email: rkrause@vfw.org 
Email: Robert.Krause@va.gov  

Fort Campbell, KY
Nick Seat, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
5668 Wickham Avenue
Ft. Campbell, KY  42223
Phone: 931-431-5361
Fax: 931-431-0387
Blackberry Email: NSeat@VFW.ORG 
Email: Nickey.Seat@va.gov   

John Biemesderfer, National Pre-Discharge Claims Consultant
5668 Wickham Avenue
Ft. Campbell, KY  42223
Phone: 931-431-3155
Fax: 931-431-0387
Email: John.Biemesderfer@va.gov  

Fort Carson, CO
Denise Rose, Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
Bldg. 1012, Rm. 237
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Phone: 719-650-4821
Email: erose@vfw.org

Fort Drum, NY
Mark Chestnut, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative 
10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd.
Clark Hall, Room A-2-35
Fort Drum, NY 13602
Phone: 315-777-4337
Email: mchestnut@vfw.org

Fort Hood, TX
Thomas Parker, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative 
P.O. Box 5045
Bldg. #18010
Rm. A308
Fort Hood, TX 76544 
Phone: 254-288-2181
Fax: 254-288-2188  
Blackberry Email: TParker@VFW.ORG  
Email: thomas.parker1@va.gov  

Fort Lewis-McChord, WA
Sharon Wilkin, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative 
Waller Hall-Rm 700
VA Pre-Separation Office 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord 
Ft. Lewis, WA  98433 
Phone: 253-966-1279 
Fax: 253-966-1250
Email: sharon.wilkin@va.gov  
Email: SWilkin@vfw.org

      Address Envelope as: 
                    Sharon Wilkin 
                    Waller Hall – VFW 
                    2140 Building – Rm. 700
                    JB Lewis McChord, WA  98433 

Fort Stewart, GA 
Michael Churchill, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
1145 Niles Avenue
Bldg. 4973, Room 120
Ft. Stewart, GA  31314
Phone: 912-435-9805
Fax: 912-767-5347
Email: mchurchill@vfw.org  

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Pablo Cruz, VFW Contract Claims Consultant
Department of Veterans Affairs 
San Juan VA Regional Office (355) 
#50 Carr. 165 
Guaynabo, PR  00968
Phone: 787-772-7328 
Fax: 787-772-7474 
Email: PABLO.CRUZ@va.gov   

North Las Vegas, NV
Rick A. Boring, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
VA Veterans Assistance Office 
6900 North Pecos Rd
VFW – Rm. 1C250
North Las Vegas, NV 89086
Phone: 702-791-9000, ext 14478
Fax: 702-224-6916
Email: rick.boring@va.gov  

Salt Lake City, UT
Joe Behunin, National Pre-Discharge Rating Representative
550 Foothill Drive, Suite 203
PO Box 581900
Salt Lake City, UT 84158-1900
Phone: 801-326-2328
Fax: 801-326-2388
Email: Joe.Behunin@va.gov  

Richard Lawrence, National Pre-Discharge Rating Consultant
550 Foothill Drive, Suite 203 
PO Box 581900 
Salt Lake City, UT 84158-1900 
Phone: 801-326-2338 
Fax: 801-326-2388 
Email: richard.lawrence@va.gov 

San Diego, CA
Gerardo Vargas, Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
3115 Dolphin Alley, Bldg. 270, Rm. 213
San Diego, CA 92136
Phone: 619-797-7809
Email: gvargaspatino@vfw.org

Washington, DC
Gregg Orto, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative (Ft. Belvoir)
9625 Belvoir Rd.
Barden Education Center
(VEC/VA Office) Bldg. 1017
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-1598
Mobile: 202-815-1346
Email:  gorto@vfw.org
Willie Borden, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative
(JB Andrews Mon-Thurs; JB Anacostia-Bolling on Fri)
Military and Family Support Center
1604 California Ave.
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20672
Mobile: 202-570-6213
E-Mail: wborden@vfw.org
Mark Potter, National Pre-Discharge Representative-PEB 
Fleet and Family Support Center (Monday @ Quantico; Tues-Thurs @ Bethesda)
Bldg. 11, Rm. 135
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889
Phone: 301-319-3848
Mobile: 202-256-4272
Email: MPotter@vfw.org
National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative for Military District of Washington (Ft. Myer)
232 McNair Rd.
(SFL-TAP Office) Bldg. 404
Ft. Myer, VA 22211
Phone: 703-696-0973

Winston Salem, NC
Charles Ryder, National Pre-Discharge Rating Representative
100 North Main St. 
Suite 1700 
Winston Salem, NC 27101 
Phone: 336-251-0390
Fax: 336-251-6626
Email: charles.ryder@va.gov

Steven Lindsey, National Pre-Discharge Rating Consultant
100 North Main St.
Suite 1700
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-251-6900
Fax: 336-251-6626
Email: Steven.Lindsey@va.gov


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