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).The prohibited relationships, which apply to both opposite-gender and same-gender relationships include: --Ongoing business relationships. 4-14c, goes on to clarify certain situations in which business relationship prohibitions would not immediately apply.
We met at college and started dating just a mere decade ago.The Army has recently released an update to Army Regulation 600-20, Army Command Policy, which better defines these issues for leaders and Soldiers. 6, so commanders and Soldiers need to be aware of the new elements in the regulation to ensure compliance and to limit confusion.AR 600-20, paragraph 4-14, defines relationships between Soldiers of different ranks and seeks to clarify proper personal and professional relationships within the Army.We purchased our first house on acreage and out of the big city, and began building our life together knowing that this finally might be the start of a little stability, for a while at least. During our first year here, my husband was away more than he was actually home (I counted the days and hours for him just to make a point.Crazy, I know.) Short TDYs, long TDYs, 24 to 72 hour shifts, not to mention his "normal" schedule: 10 to 12 hour work days almost every day.
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.