Dating in the army regulation
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).
Violations of such regulations, directives, or orders may be punishable under Article 92.Now, while each of the services still have individual policies, they all share common standards with respect to relationships between officers and enlisted personnel, recruiters and potential recruits and trainers and trainees.All the services prohibit personal and business relationships between officers and enlisted members, calling them prejudicial to good order and discipline.Factors to be considered include whether the conduct has compromised the chain of command, resulted in the appearance of partiality, or otherwise undermined good order, discipline, authority, or morale.The acts and circumstances must be such as to lead a reasonable person experienced in the problems of military leadership to conclude that the good order and discipline of the armed forces has been prejudiced by their tendency to compromise the respect of enlisted persons for the professionalism, integrity, and obligations of an officer. Regulations, directives, and orders may also govern conduct between officer and enlisted personnel on both a service-wide and a local basis.