WINNER is a four-member group, and as all Kpop idols must do, 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 WINNER members’ military enlistment dates and discharge dates as well.
Note: this article will be periodically updated as each WINNER members enlist or get discharged. So please bookmark it. Some discharge dates might change depending on the current situation with COVID-19.
WINNER members who finished serving in the military: Kim Jinwoo, Lee Seunghoon
WINNER members who are yet to enlist: Song Mino, Kang Seung Yoon
Kim Jinwoo [discharged]
Kim Jinwoo is the older member of his group [born in 1991], he was the first to enlist in the military. Kim Jinwoo enlisted as a public service worker.
Kim Jinwoo enlistment date: April 2, 2020
Kim Jinwoo discharge date: December 31, 2021
Lee Seunghoon [discharged]
Lee Seunghoon was the second member of his group to enlist in the military, he’s also serving as a public service worker.
Lee Seunghoon enlistment date: April 16, 2020
Lee Seunghoon discharge date: January 15, 2022
Since he was born in 1993, Song Mino is likely to enlist this year or early next year at the latest.
Song Mino enlistment date: unspecified yet
Song Mino discharge date: unspecified yet
Kang Seung Yoon
Despite being the leader of his group, Kang Seung Yoon is the youngest member born in 1994, he has the most time left until he must serve his country. His enlistment date hasn’t been set yet.
Kang Seung Yoon enlistment date: unspecified yet
Kang Seung Yoon discharge date: unspecified yet