In addition to cases of relationships between soldiers of different ranks, fraternization between trainees and soldiers or between recruiters and recruits is also prohibited.
When dating takes place between soldiers of the same rank or between a solider and a civilian employee or government contractor, military regulations only prohibit those relationships which directly affect morale, discipline, respect for authority or otherwise interfere with a mission.
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All branches of the United States military maintain regulations that govern dating, and any fraternization, among both officers and enlisted soldiers.
Since 1984, improper fraternization has been recognized as a punishable offense. military also has regulations regarding marriage among officers or enlisted soldiers. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines all have regulations in place prohibiting this activity as a kind of fraternization.
(2) Cause actual or perceived partiality or unfairness.
(3) Involve, or appear to involve, the improper use of rank or position for personal gain.
You need to be aware of these regulations before you find yourself in a situation.