VAUSA at a Glance


A Bit of Background

We are a military association comprised of Vietnamese American who are current or former military service members from all branches of the Uniformed Services.  We are united together by the bonds of mutual respect and selfless service.

Uniformed Services

  1. United States Army – USA

  2. United States Marine Corps – USMC

  3. United States Navy – USN

  4. United States Air Force – USAF

  5. United States Coast Guard – USCG

  6. United States Public Health Service Commission Corps – USPHSCC

  7. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Corps – NOAAC

  • Under the Department of Defense:  USA/USMC/USN/USAF

  • Under the Department of Homeland Security – USCG

  • Under the Department of Health and Human Services – USPHCC

  • Under the Department of Commerce – NOAAC


Our Mission:

  • To share our military experiences with the Vietnamese American community in order to highlight the pride and benefits of serving in the United States Uniformed Services. – “For Our Country”

  • To provide professional development, mentorship, esprit de corps, and networking for current and former Vietnamese American service members in the United States Uniformed Services. – “For Our Military Brothers & Sisters”


  • To provide support to members and their families when they are in need, at home and on the front lines. – “For Our Families”


We are the association of Vietnamese Americans that serve or have served in the United States Uniformed Services.

5 U.S. Code § 2101 – Civil service; Armed Forces; Uniformed Services

For the purpose of this title—
(1) the “Civil Service” consists of all appointive positions in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Government of the United States, except positions in the uniformed services;
(2) “Armed Forces” means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard; and
(3) “Uniformed Services” means the armed forces, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, and the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


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