The reason why there are so many celebrity assistants, from Hyun Bin to BTS Jin

English translation

Jin’s military life

Joined the 5th Division of Yeoncheon County, Gyeonggi Province
in the first five weeks of recruits training, the Company commander trainee

※ convey the instructions of the executives to the company and salute on behalf of the company

He then became an assistant instructor of the boot camp.

● Chosun Ilbo 2023.01.24
From Hyunbin to BTS Jin… Why are there so many military assistant instructors from celebrities?

celebrity assistant instructor
– Actors Hyun Bin, Kwon Sang Woo, Jeong Jong Myeong, Joo Won, Ko Kyung-pyo, Yu Seung-ho, Yim Si-wan, Kang Tae-oh, 2PM’s Ok Tae-kyung, Big Bang’s Taesung

·They have joined the military in active service, served as assistant instructors to train recruits, or are in service.
– Recently joined BTS member Jin

conditions for being chosen as an assistant instructor
·Performance must be good in various basic military exercises
·Humanly, they have to be a role model for other trainees.
·In the selection process of assistant instructors, we will evaluate all intellectual virtues.
·According to the Military Manpower Administration’s “Standards for Recruitment of Training School Assistants,” attendance rates in high school as well as high school life records will be checked during the selection process.
·Consider educational background and various martial arts certificates.
·There is also a physical fitness evaluation such as 1.5km running and push-ups.
·I will also have an interview for suitability.
·The motivation for application and ability to respond to unexpected situations that may occur during teaching are also verified.
·Perfect knowledge of basic military training such as formalities, shooting, incarnation, individual combat, grenades, etc., that trainees receive in group training for one month.
·You must memorize the instructions and take a written test.
·Execute training for trainees in front of a panel of judges consisting of instructors in charge of each subject at the training center and pass.

life as an assistant instructor
·Usually, the assistant instructors start the day about an hour earlier than the regular trainees.
·Sometimes I wait 24 hours a day even after my daily routine is over.
·Not to mention preparing for the next day’s education, but also working on duty in turn, so there is little personal time for assistant instructors during the recruitment training period.
·Unexpected unexpected situations occur while managing hundreds of trainees
·Mr. A, who served as an assistant instructor in the recruitment education team
“Since about 16 assistant instructors will train up to 300 trainees in eight platoons in the first term, we should always be careful of trainees who act suddenly.”
“·The “”compensation leave”” that assistant instructors get after completing the first term of recruitment education is also attractive.”
·Assistant instructors usually train for six terms with 18 months of military service, so they can take an average of 18 days more vacation than ordinary soldiers.

reason why celebrities are better suited to teaching assistant instructors
·Experts believe that the showmanship included in the job of entertainer is close to the role of assistant instructor.
·Analyzed that trainees who are trained as a group at their office from an early age and train while living in a training camp are similar to military life.

·There is also an opinion that the assistant instructor of celebrities will produce win-win results for both the Ministry of National Defense and celebrities.
·This is because it is an opportunity for the military to promote the unit naturally, and for celebrities to gain great trust from the public.
·The assistant instructor is the first face of the army that the trainee faces as soon as he joins the army.
·Celebrities’ affinity and trust are also effective in training recruits.

※That’s it for the article.

other possible reasons for entertainers to become assistant instructors
·Because of my profession, I can make a loud voice that goes well with me.
·Most people join the army late and become nearly 30 years old, so they are much older than other recruits around 20 years old.
·public look up to the celebrities
·Therefore, it is easy to give instructions.
·It’s safe to live in the unit.
↑ Implicit consideration

The declining birthrate is the most serious in the world in Korea.
The shortage of soldiers is a major problem.

As a result, criticism is mounting over the exemption of artists and athletes from military service.
BTS members weren’t exempt either.

There are also discussions about increasing the number of female soldiers and recruiting women.

If Jin had been an assistant in the recruitment training of female soldiers, the number of applicants would skyrocket

Is the shortage of soldiers solved?



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