Navy dating regulations
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.
AR 600-20, paragraph 4-14, defines relationships between Soldiers of different ranks and seeks to clarify proper personal and professional relationships within the Army.Gossip -- arguably a favorite "sport" in our society -- ranks right up there with football and basketball for things we like to talk about. One of the most common gossip topics in the Army concerns the perception of proper and improper relationships.Soldiers and leaders often discuss terms such as fraternization, inappropriate relationships and prohibited relationships interchangeably; causing plenty of confusion.Normally, personal relationships of Air Force members are ones of individual choice and judgment; however, if a personal relationship becomes a problem that affects the functioning of a unit, it is ceases to be personal and becomes an official concern.
Relationships are unprofessional, whether pursued on or off-duty, when they detract from the authority of superiors or result in, or reasonably create the appearance of, favoritism, misuse of office or position, or the abandonment of organizational goals for personal interests.
Any relationship between Soldiers of different ranks, which is too personal in nature, will cause problems in a unit -- it's simply a matter of time.