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Service Region: National/State

National Service Officers (NSO), to include those that represent the state, work as a liaison between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the County Veterans Service Officers to determine the best plan for veterans and their dependents to receive benefits. Veterans and their dependents may work directly with an NSO also.

NSOs are employed by and work for Veterans Organizations or the state.  NSOs act as power-of-attorney, at the request of the veteran, and represent veterans and/or their dependents with benefits claims submitted to the US VA.  A veteran IS NOT required to be a member of the organization to have them serve as their representative.

These services are provided at NO CHARGE to the veteran and their dependents.  Find a National Service Officer.

North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs also represents:

Service Offices

4201 38th Street South
Suite 104
Fargo, ND 58104-7535
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 9003
Fargo, ND 58106-9003
Office Phone: (701) 239-7165
Office Fax: (701) 239-7166
Office Hours: 
  • 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)
Fargo VA Regional Office (VARO)
2101 North Elm Street
Fargo, ND 58102
Office Hours: 
  • ND Dept of Veterans Affairs: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)
  • ND Dept of Veterans Affairs is closed Tuesday mornings.
  • Other offices: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)
925 Basin Avenue
Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58504
Office Phone: (701) 328-5465
Office Fax: (701) 328-5468
Office Hours: 
  • 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)

Service Officers

ND-DVA Sumers Tom
Veterans Service Officer/Training Officer
Fargo Main Office
Work Phone: (701) 239-7165
Fax: (701) 239-7166
Mike Conklin
Veterans Service Officer
Fargo VA Regional Office
Room 209
Work Phone: (701) 451-4642
Fax: (701) 451-4674
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VSO/Women & Minority Veterans Coordinator
Bismarck NDVA Office. Fargo VARO on select days (call for availability).
Work Phone: (701) 328-5465
Cell Phone: (701) 318-8575
Fax: (701) 328-5468
Dan Thorstad
Veterans Service Officer
Fargo VA Regional Office
Room 208
Work Phone: (701) 451-4644
Fax: (701) 451-4671
American Legion
Veterans Service Officer (American Legion)
Fargo VA Regional Office
Room 210
Work Phone: (701) 451-4646
Fax: (701) 451-4647
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veterans Service Officer (VFW)
Fargo VA Regional Office
Room 205
Work Phone: (701) 451-4634
Fax: (701) 451-4670
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veterans Service Officer (VFW)
Fargo VA Regional Office
Room 205
Work Phone: (701) 451-4634
Fax: (701) 451-4670
Mike Medhaug
Veteran Service Officer (DAV)
Fargo VA Regional Office
Room 206
Work Phone: (701) 451-4636
Fax: (701) 451-4672