Welcome to the Korea Defense Veterans Association! 

Recently, KDVA has made significant changes to better support the ROK-U.S. Alliance.  We are still a 501C(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Virginia.

KDVA’s mission is to enhance the ROK-U.S. Alliance by advocating for the Alliance and supporting the people who built and serve the Alliance.  Our four priorities guide our efforts:

  • Enhance, advocate for, and educate about the ROK-U.S. Alliance which is an essential part of each nation’s security and prosperity, through forums, social media, newsletters, research, and events
  • Recognize and support service members, government civilians, and their families who have or are serving in the ROK-U.S. Alliance
  • Serve its members with professional networking, mentoring, volunteering, and researching opportunities.
  • Honor and support the veterans who defended South Korea during the Korean War.

As we look forward to 2020 for the 70th commemoration of the start of the Korean War, I would like to ask that we remember the veterans of that war and the families who supported them.  Without the sacrifices of the Korean War Veterans and those who have served the Alliance since then, South Korea could not have developed into the country it is today — a strong democracy with freedom, human rights, and a world leader in education and technology.

Since the Armistice was signed in 1953, there have been over 2.8 million U.S. Service Members who have served in Korea side-by-side with the strong South Korean military.  The real-world mission, training opportunities, and the Korean people’s warmth, generosity, and support of U.S. Service Members make an assignment in Korea very rewarding – truly an “Assignment of Choice.”

Thank you sincerely for your support of KDVA and our veterans.  I look forward to working “Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance.”






Walter L. Sharp
General, U.S. Army (Retired)
President & Chairman, KDVA