Part of the challenge of writing and understanding the Army's policy is that "fraternizing" is sometimes used to mean an inappropriate or prohibited relationship, when in fact, all three are different.
Essentially the rules seek to prevent inappropriate relationships between higher-ranking personnel and their subordinates.
These can include ongoing business relationships; dating or shared living accommodations (other than those necessary to Army operations) and sexual relationships; and gambling, where one soldier may end up owing another money.
Such relationships were not specifically covered under the Army policy until recently but were considered unwritten rules.
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