A series of reports released today revealed that BTS members RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook will enlist in the South Korean military in mid-December. The four idols will then begin their mandatory service obligations. This decision marks a pivotal moment in the group’s illustrious career, as they honor their national duties.
According to reports, RM and V (also known as Kim Taehyung) are scheduled to enter a training center on December 11. Jimin and Jungkook will then proceed to enlist the next day, December 12. After completing their 6-week basic training, they will serve as active-duty soldiers in the Army for 18 months.
Big Hit Music released a statement expressing gratitude to fans for their unwavering support and love. The agency emphasized the importance of the members’ health and well-being during this period.
Previous BTS members’ enlistment
The other members of BTS, Jin, J-Hope, and Suga, are currently fulfilling their military service. Jin, the eldest, enlisted in December 2021, while J-Hope joined this April. SUGA has been serving as a social worker since last September.
Of the three, Jin is expected to complete his service and be discharged in June 2024.
The enlistment of these four members signifies a temporary pause in BTS’ group activities, with fans eagerly awaiting their return. The group is expected to reunite in 2025, once all members have completed their military service.
This anticipated reunion is already creating a buzz among the BTS ARMY, as they look forward to seeing the group back together, performing and creating music.
The enlistment of RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook is a testament to their commitment to their national duties, and while their absence will be felt by fans worldwide, the prospect of a grand reunion in 2025 offers a beacon of hope and excitement.