a. Acceptance of Responsibility. Members of the Army are expected to
conduct their personal affairs satisfactorily. This includes the requirement that they
comply with the terms of separation agreements and court orders.
b. When Support is Not Provided. Failure on the part of a member of the Army
to carry out responsibility for family members reflects adversely on the Army as a whole.
Failure to support dependents is a proper subject of command consideration for punitive
action or other appropriate administrative action. Such administrative actions may include
elimination from the service or denial of reenlistment.
4-14. POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
Voting and other normal participation in the political process is encouraged.
However, participation in public demonstrations or picket lines may imply Army sanction
of the cause for which the demonstration is conducted. Such participation by members of
the Army is prohibited:
a. During the hours they are required to be present for duty.
b. When they are in uniform.
c. When they are on a military reservation.
d. When they are in a foreign country.
e. When their activities constitute a breach of law and order.
f. When violence is reasonably likely to result.
4-15. REPORTING SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS OF STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
a. The Ethics Counselor. An ethics counselor must be promptly notified if DA
personnel have information that causes them to believe that other DOD personnel, or
other persons in dealing with DOD, have committed a standard of conduct violation.
b. The Inspector General. An additional route is to also report what has
happened to The Inspector General, in accordance with normal procedures.
4-16. HOW TO REPORT SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS OF STANDARDS OF
In general, reporting must be done without alerting personnel in your work area.
Confrontation with the person involved is to be avoided. You should not discuss the
suspected violation with your supervisor. You must maintain confidentiality.