Song Joong-ki

Song Joong-ki | Before & After the Military service

Song Joong-ki is a 38-year-old South Korean actor who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 15 years.  He held a fan meeting on the 17th of August 2013 to convey the message of his leaving for the military. Fans were heartbroken and were in tears as they saw him leave. 

Song Joong-ki served in the Military as required for 21 months from August 2013 to May 2015

Let’s have a look at his updates after returning from the Military.

Career Life & Updates After Military

A press conference was held to welcome the actor after the military, and he was a bit overwhelmed to be in front of many cameras after so long. With a laugh, Song Joong-ki shared that his biggest transformation was moving from his twenties to thirties. 

“I think I’ve become a bit more fit,” mentioned the actor as he had to compete with many younger individuals at the Army regarding physical strength. 

As soon as he returned from the Military, he announced his appearance in the leading role of the K-Drama, Descendants of the Sun as a military officer. In an Interview with KBS World TV, Joong-ki mentioned receiving his script while serving in the military. Afterward, he played the leading role in some popular K-Dramas likeArthdal Chronicles,’ ‘Vincenzo,’ and ‘Reborn Rich.’ Also, he appeared in the leading role in iconic movies such as ‘The Battleship Island’ and ‘Space sweepers.’

Song Joong-ki Military Enlistment

At 28, Song Joong-ki enlisted in the military on the 27th of August 2013, nearly five years after his debut. 

Place Served102nd Draft Camp in Chuncheon, South Korea
Position HeldSoldier

Why should all men in South Korea serve in the Military?

Conscription, under the Constitution of South Korea, states that it is mandatory for all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years to serve in the Military. The duration of the service differs according to the military branch they serve. Usually, Active soldiers serve for a period of 18 months, Navy soldiers for 20 months, and Air force soldiers for 21 months

Male citizens between the above age range go through an ‘Impairment and Disability evaluation’ before enlisting in the “first citizen service” mandate. 

The actor Song Joong-ki also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.   

Family & Relationships

Soon after his appearance in the drama Descendants of the Sun, he fell in love with his co-star and the popular South Korean actressSong Hye-kyo.’ After months of dating, the couple got married on October 31, 2017

FatherSong Yong-gak
SiblingsBrother – Song Seung-ki
Sister – Song Seul-ki
SpouseSong Hye-kyo (2017-2019)
Katy Louise Saunders (2022 – present)
Children Expecting a child with Katy Louise Saunders

Song Joong-ki Biography

NameSong Joong-ki
Date of BirthSeptember 19, 1985
Birth PlaceDong District, Daejeon
Age (As of March 2023)37 years old
EducationBachelor of Business Administration Sungkyunkwan University 
Height5’6” (178cm)
Weight66 Kg
Marital StatusMarried

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  1. How long did Song Joong-ki serve in the Military?

Song Joong-ki served in the military for nearly 21 months, from August 2013 to May 2015. 

  1. When did Song Joong-ki enlist in the Military? 

He enlisted in the military on the 27th of August 2013 and was 28 years old at the time. 

  1. When was Song Joong-ki discharged from the Military? 

He was discharged in May 2015 from service in the 102nd Draft Camp in Chuncheon, South Korea. 

  1. How old is Song Joong-ki?

Song Joong-ki is 37 years old as of March 2023. 

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