Racial Relationships And Same Gender Relationships

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It is the job of all soldiers in the United States Army to live by the Army values. Army fraternization policies are contained in Army Regulation 600-20, Army Command Policy the two articles are Article 92 and Article 134. Article 92 covers “unprofessional” relationships and Article 134 covers fraternization. The Army fraternization policy 's definition is that relationships between soldiers of different rank 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…show more content…
My definition of fraternization is an inappropriate relationship between yourself and another individual, whether lower or more higher ranking then yourself, within your unit. My definition along with the Army 's definition of fraternization is just a bases of what it could be. Really any relationship between the soldiers of a different rank which is too personal, will cause problems in a unit. It is only a matter of time. This is why the Army continues to prohibit relationships that meet any of the five categories. The Army also does not allow relationships between different categories of soldiers, it does not matter what ever command or unit that they are in. Examples of this would would be a recruter, Drill Sergeant or a instructor of any kind. Fraternization is only one form of many unprofessional relationships.
All United States Army soldiers must take care to avoid inappropriate actions or comments with other service members, especially those of different ranks that can lead to an inappropriate appearance. This applies to all unprofessional relationships, whether or not the persons are in the same chain of command chain. Dating between members of different grades or positions within an organization or chain of command creates the appearance that the senior service member has influence over the junior
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