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AIT Soldier is Ordered by Platoon Sergeant not to get into a Car with Father (an Officer), because it is Fraternization!

As Soldiers we are held to different standards.  For example, while Adultery is a rather common practice within the civilian sector. It is punishable by dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay/allowances, and up to 1 year in prison for members of the military. So there is a precedence for military members being treated differently than members of civilian society.

Does this relationship really cause a problem? Or is it really a problem? Is it just a perception of a potential problem?Keep in mind perceptions in the military tend to be problems or become problems. From a regulatory perspective it is very likely that other trainees could perceive this as unfair.

Examples of how this could be a problem for the training command could include comments from other trainees like: Hey I can’t ride with an Officer, if I did I would get an Article 15. The Soldier is getting over because their Father is a Major. The Soldier threatened me that if I did not do something for them they would have their Father who is a Major recommend me to be thrown out of the Army, etc.

I can see how this could potentially create a perceived issue and encourage gossip and resentment.

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posted on 02/28/2015 under Articles, Site News
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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training..

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