T.O.P | Before & After The Military Service

T.O.P is a 35-year-old  Korean singer, dancer and songwriter who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 17 Years in the industry. He couldn’t hold a fan meeting before leaving for the military. Fans were heartbroken by the announcement of his enlistment.

T.O.P served in the Military as required for 24 Months of service from February 2017 to July 2019. 

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

Career Life & Updates After Military

T.O.P began his last day of service as a public service worker, greeted by fans as he arrived at the Yongsan Crafts Museum in the morning. He headed home after being discharged without any separate events or greetings.

T.O.P Military Enlistment

At 29, T.O.P. enlisted in the military nearly 11 years after his debut. 

T.O.P. was pulled from duty after being formally charged with marijuana usage. T.O.P. was investigated by officials after trainee Han Seo Hee admitted to vaping the drug. After failing a hair follicle test, T.O.P. was removed from his military post as a police officer to face trial.

T.O.P. resumed his military service as a public service worker.

Place of ServiceConscripted police /public service Division
Position heldConscripted police officer/public service officer

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 singer T.O.P also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.   

Family & Relationships

SiblingsChoi Hye-yoon (older sister)
Children No

T.O.P Biography

NameChoi Seung-hyun(T.O.P)
ProfessionRapper/ Singer/ Dancer/ Songwriter
Date of BirthNovember 4, 1987
Birth PlaceSongpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Age (As of March 2023)35 Years
EducationSeoul Art College
Dangook University in Theater & Film
Marital StatusSingle

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How long did T.O.P serve in the Military?

T.O.P. served in the military for nearly 24 months, from February 2017 to July 2019.  

When did T.O.P. enlist in the Military? 

He enlisted in the military in February 2017 and was 29 years old at the time. 

When was T.O.P. discharged from the Military? 

He was discharged in July 2019  from service in the Yongsan Arts and Crafts Center in central Seoul.

How old is T.O.P?

T.O.P. is 35 years old as of March 2023. 

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