BTS Jin will soon work as an assistant drill instructor in the military.
Jin started his military service after undergoing a five-week training at an army boot camp in Yeoncheon before he was sent to a unit where he would complete his 18-month service. He entered the 5th Infantry Division recruit training center on Dec. 13.
After completing his first training, he will become an assistant drill instructor. Here is what it means.
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What Is BTS Jin’s Military Position?
BTS Jin received an assistant drill instructor as his permanent military position in the military service. The Korea Herald explains that the position is responsible for disciplining recruits while showing training exercises.
According to the publication, only a few can be selected at each division for that role as it requires strict qualifications and requirements.
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Soldiers will also need to apply for the position while serving in the military. They should also pass the interview and physical examination.
Usually, soldiers who show excellent performance during the training get the position.
Previously, Hyun Bin, Ok Taec Yeon, Im Si Wan, Yoo Seung Ho, Chun Jung Myung and Go Kyung Pyo served as army assistants.
BTS Jin Delivers Update to Fans
On Friday, the military announced Jin would continue his service at the 5th Infantry Division's recruit training center. Following the announcement, the idol delivered a message to his fans through the platform WeVerse.
Jin also shared photos of him on his post.
"I'm enjoying my life. I'm posting a picture after getting permission from the military. ARMY, be happy and take care," he wrote.
Jin became the first BTS member to enter the military. He is expected to be discharged on June 12, 2024.
The potential exemption of BTS members had been a long discussion in South Korea. The country’s government continued debating over it until HYBE and the idols themselves announced the members’ desire to get enlisted instead.
Suga will be the next member to start his service, and it was revealed that the rapper would carry out his duty as a social service agent instead of being an active-duty soldier. HYBE is yet to confirm the information.
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