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The regulation also prohibits relationships between trainees and permanent party Soldiers, even when the same rank, as well as recruits and recruiters. Personal Relationships Between Soldiers of Different Ranks The policy strictly prohibits relationships between Soldiers of different rank (whether the relationships are officer-officer, officer-enlisted, or enlisted-enlisted, but does not preclude relationships based on position, e.g.
CO and XO where both are 0-3s) that have any of the following effects:• Actually 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 in nature.• Cause an actual or clearly predictable adverse impact on discipline, authority, morale or the command's ability to accomplish its mission. Business Relationships and Gambling All business relationships between officers and enlisted service members, except for landlord-tenant relationships and one-time business transactions (such as the sale of a car) are prohibited.
This prohibition applies to permanent party personnel without regard to the installation of assignment of the permanent party member or the Soldier in Training.
Recruiters and permanent party personnel assigned or attached to the U. Army Recruiting Command or National Guard recruiting program are also prohibited from establishing personal relationships with potential prospects, applicants, members of the Delayed Entry Program or members of the Delayed Training Program not required by the recruiting mission is prohibited The intent of the existing regulation and the changes is to ensure good order and discipline throughout the force by limiting or prohibiting relationships between leaders and subordinates, which could damage the fabric of unit cohesion.
As with most things in the Army, if a Soldier is unsure of the rules or their application, he/she should ask the question before risking action.
Soldiers can always speak to their chain of command, the Staff Judge Advocate Legal Assistance Team or the Inspector General to get clarification.
In a significant change to AR 600-20, paragraph 4-14c, now codifies the customary prohibition of personal or intimate relationships between NCOs (corporal through command sergeant major) and junior enlisted service members (private through specialist).
Commanders should provide leadership and guidance to NCOs and junior enlisted Soldiers who are in violation of this time honored but previously unwritten policy.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.