Jin, the eldest member of the world's most famous band BTS, has been serving for military under the South Korean rules for the citizens of the country. In South Korea, all men deemed physically eligible between the ages of 18 and 35 are required to serve in the military.
Jin of BTS announced on Wevrse, a social platform the band uses to communicate with fans, that he was promoted to corporal two months earlier tahn scheduled after receiving the "elite soldier" title. Elite soldier is an honorary title given to soldiers who excel in seven types of training, including a 3 km race, shooting, first aid, vigilance, CBR training and individual combat. Jin is reported to have received the title for his outstanding physical performance and his social and amiable personality.
Originally, his promotion was to come this September, but his promotion came early because of the title he received for his outstanding performance. Soldiers who receive the title wear a special emblem on uniforms, get opportunities for early promotion and take extra leaves.
Jin also teased J-hope, one of his bandmates who joined the military in April, in a message in Korea that translates to "if you don't get the elite soldier (title), you will be the disgrace of BTS.
J-hope is currently serving as an assistant instructor at a boot camp of the 36th Infantry Division in Wonju, Gangwon Province. His discharge date is set to be October 17, 2024.
Despite the heated public dispute over a possible military exemption for k-pop stars, all BTS member have stated that the will serve the country. The band's five other members are expected to serve soon.
BTS has proven their love and passion for their own country and their multitalent nature of achieving and giving the best at whatever they do. They are truly an inspiration for all the youth around the globe. They are known for their talent and their selfless nature.