From BTS Jin To Kang Tae Oh: What Does It Take To Be Teaching Assistant In The South Korean Military?

It just isn’t a simple designation to get.

BTS‘s Jin just lately made headlines after it was reported that he can be serving within the army as a instructing assistant, a publish that’s held in excessive esteem.

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Other than Jin, a few different Korean celebrities have served or are at the moment serving in the identical place within the army, together with 2PM‘s TaecyeonBIGBANG‘s Daesung, and EXO‘s Xiumin, and actor Kang Tae Oh.

Taecyeon of 2PM

Daesung from BUGBANG | Yonhap

EXOs Xiumin

Kang Tae Oh

However what precisely does this function entail? And the way laborious is it to really be assigned as a instructing assistant?

Two Yonhap associates, Ho In Byeon and Yeon Joon Bae, answered these questions primarily based on their experiences within the army.

In accordance with the 2, a instructing assistant’s function is to information and train new trainees whereas additionally serving to them with any difficulties they may face within the new setting.

In the case of being appointed as one, there are two procedures. One can both apply for the function or be recruited by greater authorities. The necessities, nonetheless, are fairly excessive for the job. It calls for not solely bodily health but in addition quite a lot of character and intelligence.

From what I bear in mind, individuals who had been tall and difficult or those that appeared well mannered or well-mannered, had been recruited.

—Ho In Byeon

I imagine it’s good to have physique. Trainees who had sporting skills or studied within the subject of schooling or those that had been robust leaders had been typically recruited. Individuals who had a loud voice or had been sociable tended to be recruited as properly.

—Yeon Joon Bae

After finishing the five-week fundamental coaching like everybody else, the instructing assistant appointees must undergo extra particular coaching to amass the army expertise required to serve the function correctly. The weightage that the function carries was summed up by Ho In Byeon’ assertion, when he stated that to change into a instructing assistant, “it’s good to be within the high 5% of the trainees.

 

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