Korean War order of battle

This is the Korean War order of battle. Subsidiary commands are listed on sub-pages. Where no date is shown for a command, assume it present at the start of the war, on June 25, 1950.

Pro-Southern Forces: United Nations and Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea Armed Forces (prior to June 25, 1950)

United Nations Ground Forces

United Nations Naval Forces

United Nations air forces


Pro-Northern Forces: People's Republic of Korea and China

North Korean Forces


  • NKPA Infantry Divisions 1 through 7 were Regular Force Infantry Division used in the attack on South Korea, while the 10th, 13th and 15th were Reserve units used for security.

Chinese People's Volunteers

Chinese People's Volunteers November 23, 1950

Soviet Union


See also



  • Rottman, Gordon L.; Evanhoe, Ed (December 2002). Korean War Order of Battle: United States, United Nations, and Communist Ground, Naval, and Air Forces, 1950-1953. Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated. ISBN 978-0-275-97835-8.
  • Mossman, Billy C. (1990). UNITED STATES ARMY IN THE KOREAN WAR EBB AND FLOW NOVEMBER 1950-JULY 1951. WASHINGTON, D.C.: United States Army Center of Military History.
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