How Long Do Kpop Idols Have To Be In The Military. All Korean male citizens have to enlist by the age of 28. In 2020 these idols will have to serve their time in the military.
BTOB s Hyunsik and Sungjae and PENTAGON s Jinho enlisted in the military on May 11 2020. Ready to say goodbye to these boys. Brave Entertainment announced on February 24 that Baram would enlist on February 27 2017 to receive basic military training for four weeks.
The conversation comes just days after a debate about whether the K-pop band should be exempt from military service.
Idols beginning their mandatory military service are forced to go on hiatus and if theyre in a band of multiple service-age men this can go on for a lot longer than 21 months. After completing this period men are listed on the reserve roster and are obliged to attend three days of annual military training for six years. According to South Korean law men under 30 must enter the military for mandatory service for up to two years. For those who are new to Korean pop culture you might be surprised to find out that idols have to serve in the South Korean military.