Research on the Subject
I have reviewed everything I can find with regard to fraternization with regard to Army Regulations, TRADOC Regulations, the Manual for Courts-Martial, and various policy letters. I have attached the extracts of these documents to the article and cited them when appropriate.
a. AR 600-20-paragrapsh 4-14 thru 4-16, 6 November, 2014
b. Manual for Courts-Martial- Article 92 Failure to Obey Order or Regulation, Article 134 Fraternization, 2012,
c. TRADOC Regulation 350-6 paragraph, subparagraphs c, d(1),(3) , e, g. 7 November, 2013
Recently I read about this situation and felt compelled to write an Article about it. I did not want to just give my opinion or rant I wanted to get Leaders engaged and look at the issue from all sides. I hope this Article achieve this goal.
An AIT Soldier is being charged with fraternization, recommended for an Article 15 with 14 days of extra duty for getting in a car with the Soldier’s Father who is a Field Grade officer. The Soldier was signed out 3 times previously on Sunday’s with no problem to spend time with the Fathe!
Let’s look at this from a factual and unemotional perspective. Here are the questions I came up with to guide my approach.