The Office of the SOFA Secretariat supports the United States
Representative to the US-ROK SOFA Joint Committee. The Joint Committee
is a consultative body established by international agreement (the SOFA)
pursuant to the US-ROK Mutual Defense Treaty. The Deputy Commander,
United States Forces Korea, is appointed by the United States Ambassador
to the Republic of Korea to represent the United States Government. The
Office of the SOFA Secretariat provides a cadre of international
relations officers to support the Joint Committee activities and
auxiliary organs established by the Joint Committee (subcommittees,
working groups, etc.), and to advise UNC/CFC/USFK commanders and staff
on international relations issues and SOFA policy and implementation.
Render international relations policy advice
and analysis in support of US Representative (DCDR, USFK/KORCOM) and
conduct liaison with R.O.K. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
(MOFAT) concerning SOFA implementation and related bilateral issues.
Support US (USFK/KORCOM) components of subcommittees and working
groups established to implement SOFA provisions and to negotiate
implementing agreements, understandings and views with ROKG.
Plan, organize, and execute Joint Committee, Special Joint Committee, and subcommittee meetings.
Record, maintain & publish official records of meetings, international agreements and Joint Committee correspondence.