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Is it against military law for active duty service members to operate their own business on the side?

Annapolis, MD |
Filed under: Military law

Just wondering if an active duty member can run a small business on the side.

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  1. Best answer

    It can depend at times on the business.
    Also check your service regulation on whether you need permission similar to rules on moonlighting.

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  2. No it isn't. However, the business cannot interfere with the service member's duties nor can it be contrary to the values of the military.


  3. Mr. Cave is correct. It depends on several factors. For example, a JAG officer cannot practice law on the side, but might be allowed to sell t-shirts. Check with your command and service regulations.

    This post is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney client relationship with Mr. Cassara.

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