Every member of the renowned K-pop group BTS has completed their official military enlistment, and the prospect of a reunion is not on the horizon until at least 2025.
As of December 12, Jungkook, the lead vocalist, and Jimin, the main dancer of BTS, concluded their enlistment, marking the commencement of mandatory military service for all members of the group, as required for able-bodied individuals. A day prior, group leader RM and singer V had also commenced their military service. The entire seven-member global sensation BTS is currently fulfilling its military duties, with the much-anticipated group comeback scheduled for the year 2025.
Globally adored, especially by their fanbase ARMY, BTS is estimated to contribute nearly £4 billion to the South Korean economy annually. Despite the group's current hiatus due to military service, fans have remained dedicated, ensuring the continued success of BTS songs on various music charts.
With all members currently fulfilling their military duties and the projected comeback in 2025, the question arises: when will each member complete their service and rejoin the group?
See below for the expected dates of the BTS members' return:
Jin: enlisted in December 2022, expected to return in June 2024
J-Hope: enlisted in April 2023, expected to return in September 2024
Suga: enlisted in September 2023, expected to return in June 2025
RM: enlisted on December 11, 2023, expected to return in June 2025
V: enlisted on December 11, 2023, expected to return in June 2025
Jimin: enlisted on December 12, 2023, expected to return in June 2025
Jungkook: enlisted on December 12, 2023, expected to return in June 2025
What does military service entail?
The band members will go through a five-week combat training period before receiving assignments to specific units and duties. Suga is presently fulfilling his duties as a social service agent, a unique service path resulting from a shoulder operation, with a distinctive service period of 21 months.
In contrast, the other members of the group will serve in the army across various units. The Military Manpower Administration has clarified that the singers will undergo the same conscription process as other South Korean males enlisted for military service.