Army dating rules
Since the context of the relationship is so important, it sometimes can be difficult to know if fraternization is occurring.It’s important to remember fraternization isn’t about whether a personal relationship exists between two people or between an officer and enlisted.You're lucky if you see him more then four or five times a year. Don't even get me started about the sexual frustration that comes along with this relationship. When I went to West Point a few weeks ago for a formal event, the only physical contact I could have with my cadet was having our arms linked.After not seeing him for three months, all I wanted to do was throw myself at him and give him a really big, slobbery kiss.As many Service Members know, relationships with your teammates are a key measure of military performance.
It’s also natural that Service Members working closely together might develop personal or even romantic connections.But forget about the kissing; I couldn't even hold his hand or hug him. I feel like all military girlfriends should stick together.However, girlfriends who have boyfriends currently in service or deployed think the academy girlfriends aren't real military girlfriends.As it’s described in the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) under Article 134 of the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM), “fraternization” is a relationship that either compromises the chain of command, results in favoritism or impartiality, or undermines order and morale.Typically, it applies to unprofessional relationships between officers and enlisted Service Members, and it can potentially extend beyond that.