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 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!

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