A.C.E’s Kim Byeongkwan’s Enlistment Date Confirmed + To Serve In KATUSA
A.C.E’s Byeongkwan’s enlistment date has been confirmed.
On February 17, it was reported by Top Star News that Kim Byeongkwan would be enlisting on April 11 to serve his military duty in KATUSA, the Korean Augmentation Troops to the United States Army.
Following the reports, A.C.E’s official Twitter account confirmed the news by sharing the article. A representative from the group’s agency BEAT Interactive also shared, “It’s true that Kim Byeongkwan will enlist in KATUSA on April 11.”
[단독] 에이스(A.C.E) 김병관, 4월 11일 카투사 입대
— A.C.E (@official_ACE7) February 17, 2022
In addition to DAY6’s Young K, who is currently serving in KATUSA, this makes Kim Byeongkwan the second K-pop idol to join the esteemed branch. This is a branch of military service that requires applicants to demonstrate a high degree of fluency in English.
During a V Live broadcast earlier this month, Byeongkwan told fans, “After seeing that Young Hyun hyung [Young K’s birth name] was accepted into KATUSA, I asked him. He said he applied with his TOEIC speaking score, so I also took the test and was accepted. Young Hyun hyung gave me lots of tips.”
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