BTS’ RM now public relations ambassador for South Korea’s ministry of national defense
Kim Nam-joon, also known as BTS’ RM, was appointed as the public relations ambassador for South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense for its Killed in Action Recovery and Identification (MAKRI) division on Thursday, June 1.
Reports of RM’s appointment was confirmed by his label, Big Hit Music, last May 31, where a special ceremony was held to celebrate his recent milestone a day later.
AMBASSADOR KIM NAMJOON
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MAKRI is said to be the government agency’s unit in charge of recovering and identifying the remains of soldiers who were killed in the Korean War back in 1950 to 1953, according to Korean media outlet The Fact.
As an ambassador, the BTS member will be part of the organization’s activities to promote its cause.
“Considering that this is an important project for the nation, I will make efforts to promote the meaningful activities by the agency at home and abroad,” he said, according to a translation from Yonhap News Agency.
RM made his debut as the leader and main rapper of BTS in June 2013, and is set to mark his 10th anniversary in the industry with his bandmates. He released his solo album “Indigo” in December 2022. EDV