BTS JIN to Enlist in the Military on December 13
JIN of K-pop boy group BTS is confirmed to enlist in the military on December 13.
According to military source on November 24, JIN is set to join the recruit training center in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi-do, on December 13.
Yeoncheon, a far northwest county from Seoul, is where the front-line unit of the ROK Army is located.
At the training center, JIN will receive five weeks of basic military training, and will be deployed to his unit as an active-duty soldier.
When a fan asked JIN, “It’s your birthday next month! Are you excited?” on Weverse earlier this month, JIN said, “Not really… I’m appointed to the front-line.”
JIN announced his plan to serve his mandatory military duty after BTS’ concert in Busan, and canceled the postponement of his enlistment right after returning to Korea from his appearance at Coldplay’s concert held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
His enlistment had originally been postponed; as he has submitted his deferral of military enlistment as per being recommended by the Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism under the revised Military Service Act in 2020.
The Ministry of National Defense has said that the opportunities for making appearances on public or national events will be given to BTS members even after their enlistment; as long as the individual members wish to join such events.