Better Opportunity For Single Soldiers
What is BOSS?
The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program supports the overall quality of single Soldiers' lives. BOSS identifies real quality of life (QOL) issues and concerns by recommending improvements through the installation chain of command. BOSS also encourages and assists single Soldiers in identifying and planning for recreational and leisure activities. Additionally, it allows for the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their respective communities
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
How Does BOSS Work?
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.