BTS Jin submitted a cancellation request for postponement of enlistment…as early as this year
Jin (30, real name Kim Seok-jin), the eldest brother of the group BTS (BTS), officially announced his intention to cancel the military service postponement and will go to the army as early as this year.
According to related industries on the 4th, Jin submitted a “cancellation of postponement of enlistment” to the Military Manpower Administration.
Jin, who was born in 1992, was 30 years old and the oldest in BTS, was recommended by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism to postpone his enlistment under the revised Military Service Act in 2020, and had been postponed until the end of this year.
If a military actor wants to join the military before the end of the postponement period, he or she must submit a request to cancel the postponement of the military service to the Military Manpower Administration.
According to Jin’s submission of a cancellation request for postponement of enlistment, the Military Manpower Administration will decide the timing of enlistment and send Jin a notice of enlistment in consideration of the enlistment plan, military requirement, and the number of people waiting for enlistment.
Usually, a notice of enlistment is issued within three months after the submission of the cancellation source, but if the number of people waiting for enlistment is small, they can join the military within two months after the submission of the cancellation source.
In such cases, Jin may enlist as an active-duty soldier at the Nonsan Training Center or the front-line unit boot camp within this year.
It may take more time if there are a lot of people waiting, but winter after the end of October is usually a time when there are not many people who want to join the army.
Jin is only allowed to join the army because the current military service law allows naval, air force, and marine support only until the age of 28.
Earlier, BTS’ agency Big Hit Music announced in a public announcement on the 17th of last month that Jin will apply for the cancellation of the postponement of his enlistment.
The Ministry of National Defense said that even if BTS is serving in the military, it will provide opportunities to participate if it wishes when there is a national event for the public interest or an event held at the national interest level.