Kim Soo-Hyun to Enter Military Service on October 23
It is official; the dashing alien who landed during the Joseon period is now making his way to the military grounds next month.
Kim Soo-Hyun, the actor who played Do Min-Joon in the well-loved South Korean television series “My Love from the Star.” will start his military service on October 23, his agency Key East confirms. The Korean heartthrob also starred in “The Producers”, “Dream High”, and “Moon Embracing The Sun.”
“Our agency’s actor, Kim Soo-Hyun has enlisted into his military service and will be going to serve on Monday, October 23, 2017. As a citizen of South Korea, Kim Soo Hyun believes in serving his country importantly.”
“Due to this, he has decided to enlist quietly without the presence of reporters or fans,” the statement added.
The actor’s agency also revealed that he will be undergoing training for five weeks before starting his post, and asked that his fans support and wish him the best during his stint of serving his country. According to his agency, the actor will serve the South Korean army post for the next 21 months, or roughly two years.
As stated in the law, all able-bodied men in the age of 18 to 35 are required to serve the military for two years. Called as Conscription or mandatory military service or compulsory national service, this service has two tiers, which are the active duty or non-active duty service.
The length of stay in the service depends on which branch the person is assigned to. For the active duty, the shortest stay is 21 months for Army and Marine Corps, next is 23 months for Navy, while the longest is 24 months for Air Force.
Meanwhile, if assigned to the non-active duty service, which can be as a civil service or public service worker, the length of stay will be between 24 months to 36 months.
Once the length of stay is finished, they are still required to attend the annual military training for a few days for six years since they will be included in the reserve roster.