As well as an article demonstrating that a navy officer dated an enlisted marine and the case was dismissed because it did not meet #5 since they would not interact in a professional relationship.
It sets the Navy policy..it states that for officer/enlisted personal relations are prohibited. Such a rule would likely violate the US Constitution. The problem could be if there was a marriage, the Navy could investigate any pre marriage relationship. Example, Art 86 UCMJ, is the section that requires members to be at their jobs, on time. Am I right in understanding that the opnavinst prohibits te relationship but by the UCMJ it cannot be charged if it does not affect the good order and discipline? The answer is that the UCMJ is the general law..is the framework for the instructions that are used to regulate conduct in the service.As such, unit cohesion, morale, good order, discipline and respect for authority are essential to mission success, and anything that might interfere with the interests of the Air Force.The Air Force defines a professional relationship this way: Professional relationships are those interpersonal relationships consistent with Air Force core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.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.If any of these criteria are met, the parties involved may be subject to Uniformed Code of Military Justice action under Article 92 as a violation of a lawful general regulation.The Air Force places a high value on professional relationships within its ranks, which are vital to the functional effectiveness of the service.The Air Force and its work environments differ greatly from what you find in a civilian work environment, with missions involving difficult challenges, hardships and the potential for injury and even death.Fraternization in the military relates to prohibited personal relationships between military service members of different ranks and positions.Fraternization involves improper relationships, ranging from overly casual relationships to friendships to romantic relationships.