Posted by AmieAmore Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Mandatory military service period will be decreased from 21 months to 18 months


The Ministry of Defense confirmed on December 16th that they will complete the reduction of the mandatory military service by next year as a planned part of a series of reform projects.

Over the past two years, there have been meetings on defense reform in which the Ministry of Defense stated that the military is on course to cut the mandatory service period for draftees who serve. 

By the end of December 2021, the army's mandatory service period will decrease from 21 months to 18 months, the navy's mandatory period will decrease from 23 months to 20 months, the air force mandatory period will decrease from 24 months to 22 months, and the Marine Corps mandatory service period will decrease from 21 months to 18 months. For the military alternative social workers, their mandatory service period will also be decreased from 24 months to 21 months.

Other reform measures include raising the proportion of female service members and decreasing the number of one-star to four-star generals.

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joyfete202 pts Wednesday, December 16, 2020 0
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

This is a huge step for korea, I'm really proud that the government have made this choice! I hope everyone in the military right now is doing ok and that they are staying well :D



JaySee-2 pts Thursday, December 17, 2020 1
Thursday, December 17, 2020

What's this "I'm proud of Korea" nonsense? This is a cost-cutting measure that will reduce military spending and also boost the economy by having more young men in the working economy both earning and spending money. There's nothing to be proud of.


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