According to several media reports of December 13, BTS’s Jin has already been assigned his official military position.
Jin enlisted in the military on December 13, last year, and joined the 5th Infantry Division in Yeoncheon County for his training. His five-week mandatory training is close to wrapping up on January 18. According to a military official, the BTS member will continue to serve in the same battalion post-training.
Jin is reportedly set to be appointed as a teaching assistant at the 5th division’s new recruit training center from January 19. The designation is highly respectable, reportedly given only to the model soldiers who serve as a standard for others to look up to while fulfilling their duties.
Aside from Jin, a couple of other Korean celebrities have served or are currently serving in the same position in the military, including 2PM‘s Taecyeon, BIGBANG‘s Daesung, and EXO‘s Xiumin, and actors Kang Tae Oh and Kim Dong Joon.