Whether you served your country more than 65 years ago or have just returned home, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) and Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) statewide are here to help you.
VSOs are accredited and certified professionals who are experts in veteran law. There are VSOs in every county across Oregon, in many national service organizations, and at the Salem and Portland offices of the ODVA.
If you have any questions or would like ODVA to assist you in finding the nearest VSO, call 800-692-9666 (toll-free in Oregon) or 503-373-2085.
Portland Claims and Counseling
100 SW Main St 2nd Floor
Portland, OR 97204
503-412-4777, Fax: 503-412-4785
Martin Ornelas, Manager
Karen Burch, Deanna Erhardt, Donna Hunt, Vicky Kaufman,
Linda McMillan or Doug Yerke
Office and Claims Hours
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
By Appointment only: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Walk-ins welcome: Tue. and Thur., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Salem Claims and Counseling
700 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301-1285
800-692-9666 (toll-free in Oregon), 503-373-2085
Dave Cooley, Manager
Patty Bolstad, Renee French, Joe Glover, Joe Reynoso or Leah Rickert
Office and Claims Hours
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO)
Find your CVSO below by clicking on your county.
County Veteran Service Officer Forms.
National Service Officers
There are two types of VSOs: Local post or chapter VSOs who are part-time volunteers, and the full-time professional VSO. Inclusion of an organization in the directory does not constitute approval or endorsement of the organization or its activities by VA, the U.S. Govt., by ODVA or the State of Oregon.
Tom Weiss, 860 SW Madison, Madras, OR 97741
541-475-5228, FAX 541-475-4454
Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Rob Lougee, 100 SW Main St. 2nd Floor, Portland, OR 97204
503-412-4750, FAX 503-412-4751
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m, Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)
Jennifer Burt, 100 SW Main St. 2nd Floor, Portland, OR 97204
503-412-4770, FAX 503-412-4769
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
National Association for Black Veterans (NABVETS)
Leneld Brown, Thomas Brown, or William Woods
100 SW Main St. 2nd Floor, Portland, OR 97204
503-412-4159, FAX 503-412-4156
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Ken Fink, 100 SW Main St. 2nd Floor, Portland, OR 97204
503-412-4762, FAX 503-412-4763
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Travis Herseim, 100 SW Main St. 2nd Floor, Portland, OR 97204
503-412-4757 or FAX 503-412-4758
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Stuart A. Steinberg, 354 NE Greenwood Av. Su. 113,
Bend, OR 97701-4606
541-383-2793, FAX 541-383-5822