KDVA membership is open to the following:


  • Former and current U.S. military & DOD personnel of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) or Combined Forces Command (CFC).
  • Retired ROK military personnel who served in CFC for at least three continuous months.
  • Korean Augmentation To United States Army (KATUSA) Veterans.
  • U.S. military & DOD personnel who meet the requirements for the Korea Defense Service Medal (KDSM). 
    • 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days serving in Korea
    • KDSM requirements are in the updated (as of 5 March 2019) AR 600-2-88, Military Awards in paragraph 2-22 (see excerpt).
  • Former and current ROK government civilians of CFC and USFK, if ROK law or regulations do not prohibit.


  • Adult supporters of the ROK-U.S. Alliance.
  • College students who are interested in the U.S.-ROK Alliance.


  • ROK & U.S. distinguished personnel who are dedicated to enhancing ROK-U.S. Alliance
  • Former and current U.S. and ROK government interagency personnel who directly worked or work on ROK-U.S. Alliance topics

There is no cost to join KDVA.  Join today!