Just keep in mind that the chances of him wanting to open up and talk about it — let alone seek help — are slim to none, at least at first.

It falls under a subparagraph of Article​​ 134, and is defined by the Manual For Courts-martial (MCM).

According to the MCM, the "elements of proof" for the offense of fraternization are: The MCM goes on to offer further explanation of the offense: In general.

Expect sleepless nights, and bouts of being on the receiving end of awkward silences. You need to try your hardest to understand, get him to eventually talk about it (preferably to a professional) and pretty much avoid all triggers — like war movies. You will be inundated with more random facts about places like the Middle East or the South than you care to cram into your brain. I won a round of trivia just because I knew the currency in Bahrain. I am a sucker for someone who is passionate about his work. They are modern day heroes; if that’s not something to be proud of, I’m not quite sure what is! Basically, dating a Generation Y military man is no different than dating anyone else. His may be unimaginable to you, but that does not make him any better or worse.

Fun facts are everywhere, and it doesn’t hurt for you to sound more worldly too! Dating a service member is not all fun and games; it takes a lot of work and patience, but if you are interested in the person and not just the uniform, then he is definitely worth the pursuit.

The acts and circumstances must be such as to lead a reasonable person experienced in the problems of military leadership to conclude that the good order and discipline of the armed forces has been prejudiced by their tendency to compromise the respect of enlisted persons for the professionalism, integrity, and obligations of an officer. Regulations, directives, and orders may also govern conduct between officer and enlisted personnel on both a service-wide and a local basis.

Relationships between enlisted persons of different ranks, or between officers of different ranks may be similarly covered.

Violations of such regulations, directives, or orders may be punishable under Article 92.

Unfortunately, there were a couple of problems using the UCMJ/MCM as a basis of charges.

First and foremost, the UCMJ/MCM only makes fraternization a crime for commissioned and warrant officers.

Under the provisions of article 134, enlisted members could not be charged with this crime.

The gist of this offense is a violation of the custom of the armed forces against fraternization.