A Business Decision My Command Should Take Regarding Fraternization

764 Words Sep 19th, 2014 4 Pages
Typical business ethics dilemma result from the need to balance economic performance and social performance, when people think of fraternization they think it is harmless. But they are not seeing the bigger picture; there are rules and regulations in place for a reason, to protect good order and discipline for the greater good of the military and our nation. During this Session Long Project I will give examples of fraternization, and I will recommend the business decision my command should take regarding fraternization. Most people think that fraternization is just between a female and male but that is only one form of fraternization. “All the services prohibit personal and business relationships between officers and enlisted members, calling them prejudicial to good order and discipline. Personal relationships include dating, cohabitation and any sexual relationship. Business relationships include loaning and borrowing money and business partnerships.” (Powers, n.d.). Another example is friendships between people of the same sex and opposite sex and are unduly familiar is also considered fraternization. In February 1999, Defense Secretary William Cohen added recruiters and potential recruits and trainers and trainees to the definition of fraternization within the military (Powers, n.d.). There are many forms of fraternization within the military.
The most common factor of fraternization is that the relationship is perceived to be unduly familiar and it disrupts good…

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