(3) Involve, or appear to involve, the improper use of rank or position for personal gain.
This explains the fraternization policy in detail in the Army VIDEO LINK HERE: https://youtu.be/Eq RD_J3FL8o Relationships between Soldiers of different grade a.
The term “junior enlisted Soldier” refers to a Soldier in the grade of private to specialist.
The provisions of this paragraph apply to both relationships between Soldiers in the Active and Reserve Components and between Soldiers and personnel of other military Services.
"Dating, shared living accommodations other than those directed by operational requirements, and intimate or sexual relationships between officers and enlisted personnel." There are a few exceptions though.
Such as, "Marriages that predate the effective date of this policy or entered into prior to March 1, 2000".
In the United States military, frocking is the practice of a commissioned or non-commissioned officer selected for promotion wearing the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion (the "date of rank").
That is IF the relationship exists outside of the military it's OK. But if you met through your military duties, even in the Reserves, it's prohibited. This fraternization policy would not apply amongst enlisted personnel, or amongst officers of different rank, unless they were in the same chain of command.Another exception is if the two were already in such a relationship, then their status changed. Example being they're both enlisted then one becomes an officer.Or one is a civilian then enters the military as an officer while their spouse/girl or boyfriend is enlisted or vice versa.The term "officer" used in this paragraph includes both commissioned and WOs unless otherwise stated.The term“noncommissioned officer” refers to a Soldier in the grade of corporal to command sergeant major/sergeant major.