Military dating regulations
Depending on whether the sex is consensual or not, the crime can be punishable by death.
If the sex is consensual, the crime is known as "carnal knowledge" and is not punishable by death.
For members of the United States military, conduct is governed by the military’s own law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
For military members, the crime of rape can be (and has been) punished by death.
However, if the sex is nonconsensual, it is considered "rape" and can be punishable by death.
The UCMJ section prohibiting sex with persons below the military age of consent is very brief.
However, the day she turns 16 years old, it is legal for them to have sex.
An attorney experienced in military law can represent you and help you reduce your punishment or even your charges dismissed, therefore it may be advisable to retain a civilian criminal defense attorney.
Uniforms in the British Army are specific to the regiment (or corps) to which a soldier belongs.
The UCMJ allows mistake of fact to act as a defense in these cases.
If the victim is, in fact, over the age of 12, and the offender reasonably believed that he or she was 16 or older, then this fact is a valid defense and the military member will not be punished.