Kim Jaejoong’s Army Rank
After they finished their training at Boot Camp/Training Center, soldiers enter the base as a private, and gradually move up the rank up to sergeant over time.
ROK Army Rank: Private –> Private First Class –> Corporal –> Sergeant
On February 1st, PFC Kim Jaejoong will be promoted to Lance Corporal (상병). Rank insignia is 3 lines. His salary will be 178,000 KRW.
(Source: @Rinmaze, @rubypurple_fan)
Cold Weather Training
The army’s 55th Infantry Division will be carrying out their 2016 Cold Weather Training for a total of 5 days, from February 1st∼5th.
The training is carried out to adapt to the situation of a bitter winter season while considering the state of national security having continued and increased by provocation threats –like the North Korean statement on the development of a hydrogen bomb–; and to demonstrate their best warfighting capabilities under the conditions of local provocation and in the case there’s the situtation of an all-out war.
Examples of Cold Weather Training: