i. (not quoted)
j. Prohibition of contributions or presents to superiors. Naval
personnel must not solicit a contribution from other DOD personnel for a
gift to an official superior, make a donation or a gift to an official superior,
or accept a gift from other DOD personnel subordinate to themselves. This
section, however, does not prohibit voluntary gifts or contributions of nominal
value on special occasions, such as marriage, illness, transfer, or retirement,
provided any gifts acquired with such contributions must not exceed a
k. Use of government facilities, property, and manpower. Naval
personnel must not directly or indirectly use, take, dispose, or allow the use,
taking, or disposing of, government property leased to the government, for
other than officially approved purposes. Government facilities, property, and
manpower (such as stationery, stenographic and typing assistance, mimeograph
and chauffeur services) must be used only for official government business.
Naval personnel have a positive duty to protect and conserve government
property. These provisions do not preclude the use of government facilities
for approved activities in furtherance of naval community relations, provided
they do not interfere with military missions or government business. See SEC-
NAVINST 5720.44 for community relations guidance.
l. Use of civilian and military titles or position in connection
with commercial enterprises.
(1) All naval personnel, except special government employees, are
prohibited from using their grade, rank, title, or position in connection with
any commercial enterprise or in endorsing any commercial product. This does
not preclude author identification for materials published in accordance with
DOD procedures. A commercial enterprise is any entity which engages in
activities which produce income as defined in Int. Rev. Code of 195461, and
which has not been exempted from paying income taxes to Int. Rev. Code
of 1954, 501(a).
(2) All retired military personnel and all members of Reserve
components, not on active duty, are permitted to use their military titles in
connection with commercial enterprises, provided that they indicate their
inactive Reserve or retired status. If, however, such use of military titles in
any way casts discredit on the Department of the Navy or the Department
of Defense or gives the appearance of sponsorship, sanction, endorsement,
or approval by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense,
it is prohibited. In addition commanders of overseas installations may
further restrict the use of titles including use by retired military personnel and
members of Reserve components, not on active duty, in overseas areas.
m. Outside employment of DOD personnel.
(1) Naval personnel must not engage in outside employment
or other outside activity, with or without compensation, that
(a) interferes with, or is not compatible with, the per-
formance of their government duties,
(b) may reasonably be expected to bring discredit on the
government or the Department of the Navy, or
(c) is otherwise inconsistent with the requirement of this
instruction, including the requirements to avoid actions and situations which
reasonably can be expected to create the appearance of conflicts of interests.
(2) Enlisted naval personnel on active duty may not be ordered or
authorized to leave their post to engage in a civilian pursuit, business, or pro-
fessional activity if it interferes with the customary or regular employment
of local civilians in their art, trade, or profession.