Neither is right or wrong, just different. A retired Command Sergeant Major with more than 26-years serving soldiers and their families, he has deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq. Whether or not they are in a direct line of command is immaterial. We would face a new set of issues. You graduate from high school, you come in at a 1. Army with his long service at the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.Next
Was just curious because I couldn't find a lot on it and was wondering. But again; each scenario is different. When one unit deals with such issues differently than another unit, or when one state deals with such relationship issues differently than another state or post or fort, etc. As we talked we realized she was a much higher rank then me. Soldiers and leaders often discuss terms such as fraternization, inappropriate relationships and prohibited relationships interchangeably; causing plenty of confusion. He, I, and our wives became best friends.Next
Title 10 of the United States Code outlines the roles of the services. But she kept telling him she was busy or tired or had other plans. Any job requires a good work ethic and no distractions. Such relationships were not specifically covered under the Army policy until recently but were considered unwritten rules. I have seen it in many different shapes and forms. Soldiers must show and prove that they have the integrity.
In a company or a battalion level, the officer may have his own experiences but he may not be well-adapt in the use of the logistics of leading a larger unit. I know the Army does not do things on a case by case basis nor should they. I'm personally usually pretty annoyed when they make these kinds of basic red phase style across the board policies just because some snuffy messed up in the past, but I do understand why such rules are made. Marriage or a relationship should be taken seriously. Congress and the President do not have the total ability to participate in every aspect of the armed forces of the nation.Next
East Coast, West Coast, north, south. I called him by his rank and he called me by mine when it was conversationally appropriate. Hill, who had just recently retired from service and made his mark on the U. As has been said a number of times, there are many different scenarios. They both had the same take and similar leadership respect and style that seem to work fine.Next
My experience is from a more relaxed community. Sometimes the groups would run into each other or end up at the same bar, but it generally wasn't nor shouldn't have been one going out with a group of the others. Here, my advice is to listen more than you talk! Air Force seemed to be the least pronounced. A couple of scenarios to consider are: --You are an officer who regularly hangs out with some of your subordinates to watch the game. I was not in her command structure but we still kept our relationship on the Q-t. My advice is to think twice anytime you've got non-peer ranks and alcohol. And I do further swear or affirm that, to the best of my knowledge and ability, I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God.Next
The Air Force places a high value on professional relationships within its ranks, which are vital to the functional effectiveness of the service. Army personnel have been involved as part of the War in Afghanistan and the Invasion of Iraq. I met my husband when I was a Second Lieutenant and he was a Specialist and we were in different components of the Army so our chain of commands did not cross. That time, I enjoyed the night, but made sure I never got too drunk. The command sergeant major executes out the policies and performance standards training and appearance, and the conduct of enlisted personnel. . Just like the discrimination issue, the more bias that is applied, the more people will play toward people they care about in the unit, which completely shatters unit cohesion.
Thats a quick answer to a much deeper question. When I entered service, it was entirely okay. If you see a junior enlisted shipmate drinking far too much and starting to get in trouble, don't be affraid to take him under your wing and back to the boat. Commanders then make the plans and decisions, and to program and set future training or operations. Whether the contact or association in question is an offense depends on the surrounding circumstances.Next