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7 military regs service members violate every day

Let's face it, the military has a lot of rules and regulations that they expect everyone to follow to the letter. For the most part, service members abide by the guidelines their commands set for them, though there are some that push the boundaries any chance they get.


Even the most squared away troop has violated a military statute at one time or another because many of them are bull sh*t less important to the mission than others.

Related: 10 most common ways troops get thrown out of the military

Check out our list of regulations that service members violate every day.

1. Hands in pockets

As crazy as it sounds, having your hands stuffed inside your warm pockets on a cold day isn't allowed; it's the military way — but we still do it.

Having your hands in someone else's pockets is still a "no-no" while in uniform. (Source: Out of Regs)

2. Fraternization

A consensual adult relationship between officers and enlisted members totally violates the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but it's a lot of fun to brag about after you get out.

3. Adultery

Sleeping with someone who isn't your spouse is just a d*ck move. But just because it's not cool doesn't mean it never happens.

That pretty much sums it up when Jody comes around. (Source: Make a meme)

4. Wearing white socks

Although they're more comfortable than wearing black socks with combat boots, don't let the higher ups see you sporting the out-of-reg look.

Don't be that guy or gal.

5. Hazing

Most service members prefer the term "hardcore training" — but for those enduring the tough discipline, it's seen it as a negative thing.

Choke yourself! (Source: WB/Screenshot)

6. Contract marriages

Getting married strictly for monetary gain or medical benefits happens frequently, especially right before a deployment — it can turn south real quick.

Really, really think about it.

Also Read: 5 things you should know before diving into a 'contract marriage'

7. Walking & talking on a cell phone

For millennials, this is the biggest hurdle to jump over when they first enter military service.

U.S. Air Force Airmen walk and talk on their phones at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (Photo: Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes/Released)

Bonus: Showing up to work drunk

Because service members like to drink.

"Best job I ever had"

Can you think of any more? Leave a comment!