Jimin of BTS has successfully finished his military recruit training, earning the prestigious title of the best trainee in his unit. This recognition is given to the trainee who achieves the highest overall marks across all assessments.
On January 18th, Jimin’s father shared a photo from his graduation ceremony. The picture captures Jimin surrounded by his family, proudly holding the certificate given to the most outstanding trainee of the five-week basic training period.
At the ceremony, Jimin received praise from the Division Commander, who recognized him as the top trainee among his peers. This acknowledgment often comes with perks like early promotion and a four-day vacation.
Jimin’s father shared his gratitude to fans on Instagram, saying, “Jimin finished his five-week military training, and it felt like both a forever and a quick journey at the same time. Your constant support and love made it all possible.”
Jimin took to Weverse on January 17th and shared a heartfelt letter to ARMYs. Starting with a casual “How are you doing?” he continued, “It’s been a little over a month. There are moments when it feels like a long time, and then there are times when it quickly passes, especially when I’m with Jungkook.”
“It hasn’t been that long, but I already miss you guys so much. I’ve been chatting with the members using pay phones. And Jungkook is also doing well in the military. He’s excelling in training; the fellow recruits say, ‘Jungkook lives up to his reputation,’” he said.
Wrapping up the letter, he affectionately advised, “Don’t catch colds, ARMYs. Stay strong, healthy, and positive until I come back,” sending well-wishes to his dedicated fans.