KDVA membership is open to the following:


  • Former and current U.S. military & DOD personnel of U.S. Forces Korea (“USFK”), Combined Forces Command (“CFC”), or the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.
  • U.S. military & DOD personnel who meet the requirements for the Korea Service Medal (“KSM”) or the Korea Defense Service Medal (“KDSM”) as delineated in AR 600-8-22, Military Awards (5 March 2019) paragraphs 2-27 or 2-22. (see excerpt)
  • Korean Augmentation to United States Army (“KATUSA”) Veterans.
  • Retired ROK Military personnel who have served in or been assigned to one of the following for at least three consecutive months.
    • United Nations Command (“UNC”).
    • CFC Headquarters and its components.
    • ROK Embassy in the United States.
    • Other ROK–U.S. Combined Commands.
    • MND, JCS, and/or Service HQs.
  • 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!