Army regulation for officerenlisted dating
Any of these situations could cause a problem within a unit if other Soldiers or leaders perceiving favoritism or personal gain between the parties involved.
Previously, certain types of personal relationships between officers and enlisted personnel were prohibited in writing, while long standing military tradition proscribed personal relationships between NCOs and junior enlisted personnel.
This policy applies to relationships both between Army officers and enlisted members, and between Soldiers and members of other branches of the services, one of whom is enlisted and the other of whom is an officer.
There is an exception for Guard and Reserve Soldiers when the relationship exists primarily due to civilian acquaintanceship as long as they are not in an activated status.
Commanders have a wide range of responses available including counseling, reprimand, order to cease, reassignment, administrative action or adverse action. 4-15 outlines the final category of prohibited relationships, which are focused on Initial Entry Training Soldiers and potential recruits.
Any relationship between permanent party personnel and IET Soldiers not required by the training mission is prohibited.
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).