On January 16, Kim Taehyung, also known as V from BTS, completed his five-week basic training. He entered the Nonsan Training Center on December 11. Upon graduation, he emerged as one of six elite trainees out of two hundred recruits. This is a testament to his exceptional performance.


#Taehyung qualified as an Elite trainee because: Managed to do 88 sit-ups in 2 minutes, 72 push-ups in 2 minutes, hit 16 out of 20 shots, ran 1.5 km in under 5 mins and 28 secs. He also ran 3km in under 12 mins and 30 secs 🔥 The award! Best Training Soldier 27th Training Regiment Private Kim Taehyung! The contents below are the same.” “You all will take pictures with your parents. The only reward leave certificate will be awarded to the 11 best trainees.” CONGRATULATIONS TAEHYUNG #Taehyung #SDT

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When Taehyung enlisted, he chose to join the Special Task Force of the Capital Defense Command, also known as the Special Duty Team (SDT). Getting into the SDT isn’t easy due to its stringent application process. Before Taehyung, fewer young men attempted to join, given the difficulty of admission and intense training. However, on December 23, 2023, a Korean netizen noted in a Naver blog post that over 444 people applied for the SDT, a significant increase. Reportedly, only 91 were selected, with a selection rate of about one in every 4.9 applicants. This surge in applicants is attributed to Taehyung’s decision to join the team.

Joining the SDT means he has to take an additional three-week course after completing basic training. Two days after his graduation, he was spotted at a train station dressed in his military uniform and carrying his gear. Taehyung boarded a train bound for Jonghaenggyo Bridge to begin training at the Army General Administration School. The school’s excellent facilities contribute to its status as a premier institution for training in combat skills and leadership.


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Taehyung will enjoy more perks

A former member of the Special Duty Team revealed in a blog that the specialized SDT training is notoriously challenging. It also lasts late into the night. Some trainees find it so demanding that they withdraw. In addition to physical fitness training, Taehyung will receive instruction in automatic target live ammunition, close-quarters battle, military police duties, preliminary rifle instruction, rappelling, and more. He will be trained by experts from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.

Despite the challenging nature of his training, Taehyung will enjoy more perks at the Army General Administration School compared to the Nonsan Training Center. Trainees are allowed television and phone usage as well as more free time. Furthermore, the Army General Administration School is known for providing delicious food.


Goodluck Taehyung!!!! Fighting, I’m so proud of you vv🫂💪🏻♥️.Keep supporting,keep Streaming on Layover in all platforms everyone!!!.. #kimtaehyung #taehyungie #fyp #bts #fypシ

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As Taehyung left the Nonsan Army Training Center, his Korean fans showed their support by installing banners along the route to his new training camp. These banners contained congratulatory messages for completing basic training and warm expressions of love, such as “Kim Taehyung, we vow lifelong loyalty to you.”


always been proud to taehyung and to Taecrew,vstan 🫂💚🥰 ctto:taeguide #taehyung #thv #kimtaehyung #V #vstan #taecrew💜 #fypage #fypシ #bangtanarmy #fyppp #bighit_official_bts

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Those messages will surely keep his spirits up while he trains to become a full-fledged member of the SDT. – K-Pop News Writer

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