The eldest BTS member, Kim Seokjin or famously known as Jin BTS will officially undergo the process of joining the military (military) starting at the end of this October. The announcement that was just released on Monday (17-10-2022) by BTS’s official agency, BIGHIT Music made the hashtag #Seokjin, We Will wait For You trending all over the world, South Korea, and of course in Indonesia.
BIGHIT Music, BTS’s official agency, officially announced Kim Seokjin’s participation in the military. Jin was chosen as the first member to join the military from BTS because he is the oldest compared to other BTS members.
We are announcing today that the BTS members are currently moving forward with plans to fulfill their mandatory military service. After the concert to support Busan’s efforts to host the 2030 World Expo, and as each member embarks on solo activities, this is a great time for the members. BTS members are honored to serve in the military,” said Big Hit Music on the Twitter account @BIGHIT_MUSIC.
Previously, there was a debate about when, and whether BTS members would serve in the military in South Korea. This is associated with the many successes of BTS in advancing their country in the international arena.
The South Korean government has promised to issue a statement regarding BTS’s enlistment in December 2022. However, Jin’s military enlistment announcement came after BTS successfully held a Busan promotional concert to host the 2030 World Expo.
Signs of Jin BTS ready to serve in the military for a period of 2 years began to appear when the oldest member of BTS announced that he would release a new single during the Busan Expo promotional concert which was held on Saturday (15-10-2022).
Since the formation of BTS more than 10 years ago, the group has achieved international success, broke records, and catapulted K-Pop into the global stratosphere. Jin will begin his mandatory military service as soon as his solo album release schedule is complete at the end of October. following the Korean government’s registration procedure,” said Big Hit Music further.
After Jin, other BTS members will also undergo military service according to their time. This boyband group which has militant fans named ARMY around the world will reunite in 2025.
7 BTS (Bangtan Boys) Members by Age
- Kim Seok Jin (김석진) – Jin (진), December 4, 1992
- Min Yoon Gi (민윤기) – Suga (슈가), March 9, 1993
- Jung Ho Seok (정호석) – J-Hope (제이홉), February 18, 1994
- Kim Namjoon (김남준) – RM (Rap Monster / 랩몬스터), September 12, 1994
- Park Ji Min (박지민) – Jimin, October 13, 1995
- Kim Tae Hyung (김태형) – V (뷔), December 30, 1995
- Jeon Jeong-guk (Hangul:전정국) – Jungkook (정국), September 1, 1997