Robert Diaz Lopez
All American VFW Post #6310
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
9152 W. Van Buren
Tolleson, AZ 85353

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Service Officers



Stanley Trinidad
63 936-9181

Service officers are the key to the success of the VFW. They advocate for veterans  rights. Veterans need not be VFW members to take advantage of this assistance, which is provided free of charge.

The work of service officers involves important matters like helping a veteran get outpatient treatment or gain admission for inpatient care at a VA medical center. They assist veterans and their families in filing for VA disability compensation, rehabilitation and education programs, pension and death benefits, employment and training programs, and many other programs.

Senior Officer
Julio Martinez
623 986-2343

Senior Officer
Don Leonard
623 936-8903

At times, the work is very complicated, requiring evidence to prepare oral arguments for formal hearings on VA disability or social

 security benefits. And there are those numerous occasions when VFW assistance helps lift a disabled veteran's family out of the grip  of poverty.

VFW service officers are skilled professionals, trained experts in developing disabled veterans' cases by reviewing and applying

 current law, pertinent legislation, regulations and medical histories. VFW service officers function as attorneys-in-fact for the veterans and families they represent. Their counseling on the full range of veterans' benefits and programs provided under federal, state, and local law is indispensable.

Service officers also review rating board decisions, informing veterans and their families of the appeals process and of their appellate rights. When needed, they request hearings before the VA and the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) to present oral arguments.

As part of the VFWs continuing effort to ensure the service officers are properly trained, VFW provides basic and advance training to the VFW cadre of service officers, claims consultants and other VFW-accredited representatives.

Ed Stanley
602 739-0304

Dr. Abdul Muhammad
602 605-8951

Leonard Sidener
623 872-1667

Dave Evangelista

Rich Durso
623 536-2083

Dennis Chandler
623 877-1890

Pancho Contreras
602 980-2718

Vidal Aguilar
602 573-6175

Greg Smith
602 391-9681

John Blehm
623 386-5798

Keith Swapp
602 510-6010

Ralph Arvizu
623 229-3100

Steve Bleyer





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