Certainly, officers and enlisted persons of different ranks can develop personal relationships within their individual communities.
However, it is more likely the relationship will violate one of the rules listed above, thus becoming a prohibited relationship.
"The key is whether or not the relationship is prejudicial to good order and discipline," said Stewart-Curry.
"Appropriate social interaction among Navy members has always been encouraged as it enhances unit morale and esprit de corps." Fraternization rules also apply to chief petty officers.
Examples of unduly familiar relationships include dating, sharing an apartment or house, engaging in intimate behavior, gambling, and borrowing money.
7) You need to understand that when men have been eating dirt, crawling on their stomachs under barbed wire, on a ship, or dusty, remote camp, sleeping on the world's worst mattress (if they even have one) they are going to be ornery.
2) If you do not want to spend prom, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, babies births and holidays without your significant other or future spouse do not date someone in the military.
This is a given in the military and other professions like medical, fire and law enforcement.
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy's fraternization policy has been updated, clarifying what relationships are appropriate for Sailors, because today's current operational tempo and individual augmentee assignments have made it commonplace for Sailors to serve side by side with the U. Army and Air Force, and with our multinational partners in operations throughout the world.
The update, OPNAVINST 5370.2C, was released April 27.