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) or Combined Forces Command (CFC).
- Retired ROK military personnel who served in CFC, MND, JCS, and/or Service HQs for at least three continuous months.
- Korean Augmentation to the 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!
"A modern association for a long standing alliance. Great place to reconnect with those Americans and Koreans who I served beside in 1996-1998 and again in 2016 to 2018, and to stay abreast of the changing situation on the Peninsula. We Go Together!"GEN (Ret) Vincent Brooks – Former Commander USFK, UNC and ROK-U.S. CFC
"I think that this is a great place for us "OLD DOGS" to come and remember or share our experiences. I served at B Co 1/9 Infantry (MANCHU WARRIORS) and CSC 1/9 INF 2nd INF DIV at Camp Hovey outside of Camp Casey and then at the 503rd Military Police Detachment at Camp Market 8th Army, down by Incheon, Korea on my first tour 1974-1975. On my second tour I was assigned to the 728th MP Battalion at Camp Walker, Korea."James Reist
"This is an excellent association! Those of us that served in Korea after 1953 are not given much credit. I served with HHB 2/61 ADA, FAAR Plt., 2nd. Infantry Division from 1983 to 1984. I was the best year of Service in my Army career!"Vance York