Veterans Service Officer (VSO)

Our Veterans Service Officer is Rick Ward who serves both Bent & Otero counties.

Otero County Veterans Service Office is located in the County Courthouse, Room 110 (lower floor, east wing, across the hall from the Health Department).

Hours for both counties are as follows:

Monday: 8-5 Bent County

Tuesday: 8-5 Bent County

Wednesday: 8-12 Bent County & 12-5 Otero County

Thursday: 8-5 Otero County

Friday: 8-5 Otero County

Phone: (719) 468-6406

Office: (719) 383-3148


Any comments regarding the Veterans Service Office should be made to the Commissioner’s Office at 719-383-3000 or 13 W. 3rd Street, Suite 212, La Junta, CO  81050

Click Here to Visit the Official VA Website    

Veterans Plaque Memorial

American Legion Post 9

La Junta, Colorado

Veteran Transportation Service

to Any Medical Appointments

(VA and Non-VA)

Veterans unable to drive or obtain a ride are eligible.

Serving Otero, Bent, and Crowley Counties.

Monday-Friday-Subject to volunteer driver availability.

Volunteer drivers use personal vehicles to provide rides at no cost to veterans.

(Veterans cannot apply for

per diem when using this service)

Call Daniel Davis, Post 9 to schedule at:

(719) 469-0320 OR (719) 468-2729

Early notice is appreciated and required.

If you are physically handicapped and special transportation is necessary,

contact your primary care physician to request special VA-provided transportation.

No emergency transportation – for emergency transportation, call 911.

Also accepting applications for volunteer drivers from Bent County.