Dating policy military
The standard for what constitutes an inappropriate leader-subordinate relationship hasn't changed in the new AR 600-20 4-14b which states, relationships, (both opposite-gender and same-gender) are prohibited if they: -- Compromise, or appear to compromise, the integrity of supervisory authority or the chain of command; -- Cause actual or perceived partiality or unfairness; -- Involve, or appear to involve, the improper use of rank or position for personal gain; -- Are, or are perceived to be, exploitative or coercive in nature; -- Create an actual or clearly predictable adverse impact on discipline, authority, morale or the ability of the command to accomplish its mission.
Whether the contact or association in question is an offense depends on the surrounding circumstances.
Fraternization is a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
It falls under a subparagraph of Article 134, and is defined by the Manual For Courts-martial (MCM).
The Army also prohibits relationships between certain categories of Soldiers, regardless of any command or unit affiliation.
Previously, certain types of personal relationships between officers and enlisted personnel were prohibited in writing, while long standing military tradition proscribed personal relationships between NCOs and junior enlisted personnel.