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What regulation states that the chain of command is not entittled to my personal financial data?

Where is it stated that my chain of command cannot demand my personal bank statements finances, etc. I was told last week that my chain of command is going to start asking for this information and I do not feel comfortable with that.

There is not a set regulation.  It falls under your constitutional right as a US Citizen against unlawful search and seizure.  It also is against the Privacy Act of 1974.  Think of it this way.  A prosecutor cannot legally go through an person or companies financials without a search warrant.  Same thing applies to Soldiers.  Just because a person is in the military, does not mean they give up their constitutional rights.

This Soldier should go speak with a Legal Assistance attorney who will provide the appropriate information to give to his command/1SG.  I have posted a couple lengthy explanations on this very issue to the website.

posted on 06/13/2014 under Q&A
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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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