Jin, the oldest member of the K-pop band BTS, will begin his mandatory military service on December 13, South Korean newspaper Aju Business Daily has reported, citing unnamed military authorities.
Jin will be deployed to a unit after receiving five weeks of training at the boot camp, the paper reported on Thursday.
He will begin his mandatory five-week training at Yeoncheon in Gyeonggi province before being deployed to a ‘frontline unit’, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing military and industry sources.
The singer had previously hinted on social media that he had been assigned to the front line.
All able-bodied South Korean men under the age of 30 must perform about two years of military service, mainly because the country remains technically at war with nuclear-armed North Korea.