Region XIII is one of ten regional support sub-element organizations, within the Military Order of the World Wars - veterans services organization, providing administrative and operational oversight to 75 field Chapters throughout the continental United States and US territories abroad. Region XIII is the third largest regional support organization with 9 operational Chapters in the western and southwestern region of the country. Within the geographical operational area of Region XIII are the states of Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, and the Greater El Paso Chapter in western panhandle of Texas. Region XIII is further subdivided into three Departments; the Department of Arizona (5 Chapters), Department of the Rio Grande (1 Chapter in the state of New Mexico and the Greater El Paso Chapter in west Texas) and the Department of the Rocky Mountains (2 Chapters). There are also two stand-alone states without any local in-state Chapter support; the State of Utah (1 Chapter Cadre operation under consideration) and the State of Wyoming (no current local Chapter operations).