BTS member Jin’s mandatory military service date revealed! The K-pop singer’s service will begin in South Korea next month. Jin will enter service on December 13 at Yeoncheon army base in the northern Gyeonggi province. Jin will be assigned to a unit after a five-week basic training course. Jin is the first, and oldest, of the seven-member K-pop band to begin mandatory military service.
For the unversed, military service is required for almost all able-bodied men to serve in the South Korean army for 18 months by the time they are 28 years old. A bill passed by parliament in 2020 allows men who “excel in popular culture and art”, pop stars, to defer until they’re 30 years old. And Jin will turn 30 on December 4.
Ahead of his service, Jin recently took to his social media and informed his ARMY about the training centre visit. The singer penned, “Reports have come out against my will, but our ARMYs should not come to the training centre. It could be dangerous because the place will be crowded with many people besides me who are coming. ARMY, I love you.”
However, it was first revealed in October that the K-pop group BTS will serve mandatory military service. Their military service announcement comes four months after the group went on a hiatus to focus on their solo projects. BTS has planned to reunite in 2025 after all members have served their services. BTS’s agency Big Hit took to Weverse to announce that the K-pop band will join the military service.
The reports of BTS members joining the South Korean military service have been swirling around for over a year. BTS Army has left heartbroken and feeling proud at the same time. They took to social media to share their reactions to BTS military service (2022). Moreover, 2025 BTS, We Will Be Waiting, With Jimin Till The End, By 2025 and Trust BTS are trending on Twitter.