Examples of fraternization include going to one another’s private homes or to clubs together, dating, sexual activities or any kind of favoritism.The senior ranking officer in such situations is considered to have greater ability to promptly discontinue any behaviors in breach of policy, but both soldiers are considered equally accountable.As the significant other, you will not get more details than necessary on anything unless you poke and prod. Related: The unconventional relationship is the norm in the military. However, in the civilian world, or in a relationship, it may be a little hard to deal with. Especially if he is coming from a higher rank, it may be increasingly difficult for him to “fall in line” with civilian life. Not every soldier comes home with post-traumatic stress.It is a lot of work to break down those barriers and gain enough trust for him open up and be vulnerable. You need to understand this and realize how difficult it is. However, for those who do, there is nothing wrong with that. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. If one is an office and one is not, that isn't permitted. First, it depends on the relative ranks of the two parties.Dating someone in the military isn’t as glamorous as Hollywood makes it appear.
Additionally, some positions don't allow dating of trainees....instructors can't date their students.Dating is subject to the same scrutiny as any other form of fraternization.As such, it must reflect professionalism and cannot engender any favoritism or abuses of position.To have a more directed answer, I'd need some specific facts about your situation.If you have any further questions or other facts that you would like me to consider, please let me know.Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Cellar Door, the personal blog of Gabrielle Puglia. You need to understand that the military is a brotherhood.