BOSS


The Better Opportunities for Single Service Members (BOSS) program represents the voice of the single Service member. If you're a single Service member, BOSS members advocate for you by advancing quality of life issues on the installation, and in the barracks, to senior leaders on post and throughout the Army.  "Let Your Voice Be Heard"

The BOSS program is based on three program pillars:

  • Quality of Life
  • Community Service
  • Recreation and Leisure

As a member of BOSS, you have a voice in how you live, how you spend your leisure time and how you support the community around you. BOSS Single Service Members:

  • Coordinate and participate in community service projects
  • Organize recreation and leisure activities
  • Actively support the quality of life needs of single Service members

BOSS Volunteers

Want to get involved in the community and don't know how? Join BOSS on one of our many volunteer outings or opportunities.

Examples of program participation:

  • Fundraisers
  • Event setup and breakdown
  • Event station support
  • Community projects

Garrison BOSS programs are managed by a Senior Enlisted Advisor, MWR Advisor and BOSS President. BOSS serves the Single Service member Community - active, guard and reserve - and single parents, geographical bachelors, all US Military Service Branches and Foreign Service Members assigned to the Installation.

BOSS membership and the program's available leadership and project management roles enhance your promotion packets. Learn more about BOSS and how to become a member.

How BOSS Works

Installations establish a formal BOSS program that includes a BOSS Council consisting of single Soldier representatives from the installation's units. TWR advisory is appointed to provide guidance in planning activities, financial accountability, and marketing.

Motivated single Soldiers with strong senior military and MWR guidance are the backbone of the BOSS Program. Issues addressed during BOSS meetings will be formatted and submitted to the senior military advisor to seek resolution through the proper channels or staff agency. The installation Command Sergeant Major serves as the senior military advisor to the council.

History of the BOSS Program

The BOSS program was established in 1989 to respond to the recreational needs of single Soldiers, who make up 35% of the Army. As the program was implemented throughout the Army, it became evident that quality of life was the primary concern of single Soldiers. In 1991, the Chief of Staff of the Army officially approved BOSS members to participate in community service projects. Recreation and leisure, quality of life, and community service are the core components of the BOSS program.