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Veterans and Service members searching for KASTUSA Soldiers' . Click on the KATUSA VETERANS Association banner. There is a search tool enter the KATUSA MEMBERS Name & Unit. Sung Yong Park will assist where possible.
KATUSA Soldiers of the Wolf Pack
KATUSA Soldiers of the early days.
KATUSA Soldiers TAE KWON DO
KATUSA (Korean: 카투사) stands for Korean Augmentation To the United States Army.
The KATUSA program began in July 1950, during the Korean War, by informal agreement between Synghman Rhee and Douglas MacArthur. The KATUSA program has been maintained as a de facto liaison between the armed forces of both nations, still without a formal written agreement. Qualified Korean draftees who demonstrate a high level of English fluency and aptitude via a standardized written exam (usually the TOEIC) may apply for a KATUSA slot. Conscripts with qualifying test scores are selected on a random basis via lottery by the Korean government. Once selected, KATUSAs must complete six-weeks of ROK Army basic training. A brief orientation and OJT is conducted by the U.S. Army before they begin their full-time duty with a United States
Army unit garrisoned in Korea for the duration of their military service.
Since 1950 KATUSA have served side by side with American Forces. Camp Stanley Korea Veterans are proud and grateful to the KATUSA Veterans for their dedication to Duty and Honorable service to the ROK. American forces served side by side with KATUSA forging life lasting memories. The Camp Stanley web site is a portal to Camp Stanley Group on Face Book. We encourage KATUSA Veterans to participate in this great group of Veterans.