AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Special Edition: Korea Defense Veterans Association – Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance

May 31, 2021

This Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives, including the 36,574 U.S. Soldiers who died in the Korean War.  COL(R) Steve Lee of Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) joins AUSA’s CSM(R) Troy Welch to highlight KDVA’s role as a connector and convener for anyone who wants to support the Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. Alliance, one of the United States’ closest allies in that region of the world.


With the motto “Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance,” KDVA is the only professional organization whose sole purpose is to enhance, support, and advocate for the ROK-U.S. Alliance and our Veterans. 1.8 Million U.S. troops fought in the Korean War and 3.3 Million have served in Korea since the 1953 signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. Membership with KDVA is free and includes professional networking, mentoring, volunteering, and researching opportunities.


  • Guest: COL (Ret) Steve Lee, Senior Vice President of Operations, Korea Defense Veterans Association


  • Host: CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director for NCO and Soldier Programs and Board Member, Korea Defense Veterans Association


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Korea Defense Veterans Associations


Korea-US Alliance Foundation


Korean War Veterans Memorial – Wall of Remembrance


AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs
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