Military and Veterans Services Center

Covid-19 Update

The Bexar County Military and Veteran Services Center remains committed to providing benefit and employment services to the military community. The health and safety of our community is a top priority, and we are taking a number of precautionary measures. We will provide our services utilizing telephonic means and virtual technology.

COVID-19 Notices

Claims and Benefits

If you need to see a Veteran Service Officer for a Claim or have questions concerning claims, VA Benefits, pensions, please contact:

Ms. Irene Estrada at (210) 335-6775

Employment

If you need assistance with employment or career counselling services, please contact:

Ms. Valentina Arevalo (210) 787-0798

You can also reach us at  Vets@bexar.org 


We will ensure that we set up a telephone consult or Zoom / Skype meeting to meet your needs. Our employment workshops & our claims and pensions classes will be held on Zoom. If you have signed up for our services, you will be notified how to access the training.

Additionally, we have added a Facebook Live session on our Facebook page every Monday at noon to answer any of your important questions.

Please contact our office to find out how you can join in and receive this vital information. We want to ensure we leave no veteran behind during this difficult time.


Welcome to the Military and Veterans Services Center


The Bexar County Military and Veterans Services Center (MVSC) is an advocate agency that provides professional and tailored services to the military and veteran communities throughout the Veteran Cycle.

The Bexar County Military and Veterans Services Center takes appointments for benefits counseling and referral services. Contact our office to set up an appointment at 210-335-6775 or by e-mail at Vets@Bexar.org.

Military & Veterans Services Center

Military Branch Seals
  1. Wednesday, October 7

  2. Tuesday, October 20

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Your Benefits - You Earned IT!

  • VA Compensation & Pension
  • VA Claims Representation & Counseling
  • VA Appeals Assistance
  • Spouses & Dependents Benefits
  • State of Texas Benefits
  • Burial Benefits

VA Video Connect makes VA health care more convenient and reduces travel times for Veterans, especially those in very rural areas with limited access to VA health care facilities. VA Video Connect makes it quick and easy to access your VA health care team from any mobile or web-based device.

  1. Veterans Cycle
  2. Transition Services
  3. Hire Military

Veterans Cycle

From military transition, employment readiness training, career employment, non-employment services (i.e. Veteran Administration benefits) and through the final salute at burial.

Veterans Cycle


MILITARY AND VETERANS SERVICES CENTER STAFF

Karen L. Rolirad, Executive Director, United States Air Force (Ret.)
Nancy S. Taguacta, Military Services Coordinator
Samantha Gardner, Office Assistant IV

Navigation, Career Counseling & Employment 

Mark Ledesma, Military Services Officer-Business Relations, United States Army (Ret.)
Stephanie Birgel, Military Services Officer
Watiki Brown, Military Services Officer
Lloyd Kuykendoll, Military Services Officer, United States Army (Ret.)
Valentina Arevalo, Intake Specialist

Non-employment & Benefits

Manuel Mendoza, Military Services Officer, United States Marine Corps (Ret.)
George Gallegos, Military Services Officer, United States Marine Corps (Ret) 
Tamika Lord, Military Services Officer, United States Air Force (Ret.)
Joleen McCollister, Military Services Officer, United States Air Force (Ret.)
Irene Estrada, Intake Specialist, United States Marine Corps (Vet.)


Bexar County Veterans Advisory Committee


The Veterans Advisory Committee serves as a link between Veterans of Bexar County and Bexar County government. It provides assistance to the Military and Veterans Services Center to ensure that the office is meeting the needs of Veterans. The Committee provides advice on program monitoring, education and assisting Veterans and promoting veterans initiatives in the community.

The Veterans Advisory Committee welcomes candidates who have served on active duty and are a Bexar County resident. Interested individuals should apply through application to the Bexar County Courthouse, Commissioners Court, Attn: Appointments, 100 Dolorosa, Room 1.20, San Antonio, TX 78205. Applications may be obtained at the Commissioners Court Suite in the Bexar County Courthouse or by visiting the Bexar County Boards and Commissions website.

Current Committee Members as appointed by Commissioners Court:

  • County Judge: Rogelio Rodriguez
  • Precinct 1: Sylvia Sanchez
  • Precinct 2: Hector Villarreal
  • Precinct 3: Bruce Bennett, Committee Chair
  • Precinct 4: Leo V. Silva