Military officer dating
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).* Records are accessioned into the National Archives, and become archival, 62 years after the service member's separation from the military.
Business relationships include loaning and borrowing money and business partnerships.
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.
According to the MCM, the "elements of proof" for the offense of fraternization are: The MCM goes on to offer further explanation of the offense: In general.
The gist of this offense is a violation of the custom of the armed forces against fraternization.