Why join KDVA:

Benefits for our members

  • Part of a premier professional organization.
  • Help strengthen the important ROK-U.S. Alliance … that you helped build and continue to serve.
  • Honor and remember those who have served in Korea.
  • Networking and access to experts and experiences found nowhere else.
  • Mentor and mentee opportunities.
  • Staying in touch with those who served with you in Korea.
  • Opportunities to participate in forums and events.
  • Opportunities to volunteer in leadership positions.
  • Opportunities for internships.
  • Opportunities to be published.
  • Opportunities for community service.


KDVA is the only professional organization whose sole purpose is to enhance, support, and advocate for the ROK-U.S. Alliance.


  • 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!

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