PENTAGON is a nine-member group, and as with all Kpop idols, they also must serve their country and enlist in the military.
Enlistment is something every kpop fan dreads, when the time comes, Kpop fans must say goodbye to their favorite idols for a period of no less than 1 year and 6 months [as of this writing].
Military service is mandatory in South Korea, meaning all able Korean men must serve their country, this law extends to Kpop idols as well. Every able Korean man must serve their country before they become 28 years old [international age].
Today, we’re taking a look at Pentagon members’ military enlistment dates and discharge dates as well.
Pentagon members currently serving the military: Jinho, Hui
Pentagon members who are yet to enlist: Hongseok, Shinwon, Yeo One, Kino, Wooseok
Pentagon members who won’t enlist: Yuto and Yanan
Note: this article will be periodically updated as each Pentagon members enlist or get discharged. So please bookmark it. Some discharge dates might change depending on the current situation with COVID-19.
Hui aka Lee Hoe Taek is the leader of his group and among the older members, he was born in 1993 and enlisted in the military earlier in 2021 as a social service worker.
Hui enlistment date: February 18, 2021
Hui discharge date: August 30, 2022
Jinho the eldest member of his group [born in 1992], he was the first to enlist in the military. Jinho enlisted as an active-duty soldier back in 2020.
Jinho enlistment date: May 11, 2020
Jinho discharge date: November 14, 2021
Hongseok [to enlist]
Hongseok was born in 1994. On April 1, Cube Announced he is enlisting in May.
Hongseok enlistment date: May 3, 2022
Hongseok discharge date: late 2023
Shinwon [to enlist]
Shinwon was born in 1995 and still has plenty of time ahead of his enlistment.
Shinwon enlistment date: not revealed yet
Shinwon discharge date: not revealed yet
Yeo One [to enlist]
Yeo One was born in 1996 and still has plenty of time ahead of his enlistment.
Yeo One enlistment date: not revealed yet
Yeo One discharge date: not revealed yet
Kino [to enlist]
Kino is one of the youngest members of his group, since he was born in 1998, he still has a lot of years left before he must enlist in the military
Kino enlistment date: not revealed yet
Kino discharge date: not revealed yet
Wooseok [to enlist]
Wooseok is the youngest member of his group, born in 1998, he will probably be the last member to enlist not unless he chooses to do otherwise.
Wooseok enlistment date: not revealed yet
Wooseok discharge date: not revealed yet
Yanan [no enlistment]
Yanan is the only Chinese member in his group and one of two foreign members, thus, he won’t enlist in the military.
Yuto [no enlistment]
Yuto is the only Japanese member in his group and one of two foreign members, thus, he won’t enlist in the military.