Single Soldiers Program (BOSS)
Located in the
lsaiah Ruffin 520-533-8252
Vice President: SPC Christopher Pryce
Secretary: SPC William Bristow
SR Enlisted Advisor: CSM Roger Daigle
Family and MWR
Advisor: Amber Kinslow can be
reached at 520-533-2404
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times are 1st Thursday each month at 11am.
in the BOSS lounge lunch is provided.
:To participate in community service
projects, to voice concerns and issues on quality of life,
and to be involved with leadership developing activities.
Fort Huachuca Better Opportunities
for Single Soldiers Program (BOSS)
supports the overall quality of life
for the single and unaccompanied
Soldiers (including single parents)
on the installation. The BOSS
program supports the chain of
command by identifying quality of
life issues and concerns by
providing recommendations for
It assists single Soldiers in
identifying and planning
leisure activities that are offered
in a safe and exciting environment.
provides an opportunity for single
soldiers to participate and
contribute to their respective
communities and gives the individual
a sense of
responsibility and involvement.
The BOSS program is vital to overall
mission accomplishment and serves as
a unified voice for single soldiers.
Find out more about your unit
installation program so BOSS can
become one of your many tools for
BOSS program was established in 1989 to respond to
the recreational needs of single soldiers who made
up 37% of the Army. As the program was implemented
throughout the Army, it became evident that
Soldiers' well being was the primary concern of the
single Soldiers. In 1991, the Chief of Staff of the
Army officially expanded BOSS to include all aspects
of Soldiers' lives. BOSS members later began to
express an interest in participating in community
service projects. Recreation and leisure, well being
and community service are the three pillars of the
Asked Questions (FAQ)
can participate in BOSS?
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is comprised of single and unaccompanied service
members, including single parents. Although the
intent of the BOSS program is for single service
members, events are typically open to all authorized
Family and MWR patrons.
Does BOSS Work?
Installations establish a formal BOSS program, to
include a BOSS council consisting of single Service
Member representatives from installation units.
Typically, the installation Command Sergeant Major
serves as the senior military advisor to the
council. An installation Family and MWR advisor is appointed
to provide guidance in planning activities,
financial accountability, and marketing. Motivated
single Service Members with strong senior military
and Family and MWR guidance are the backbone of the BOSS
of the Army Circular 608-06-1
Happens to the Issues Raised by BOSS?
Issues addressed during a BOSS meeting will be
formatted and submitted to the senior military
advisor to seek resolution through the proper
command channels or staff agency. Issues that cannot
be resolved at the installation level are
coordinated with the installation Army Family Action
Plan (AFAP) coordinator and may be released by the
installation commander to go forward to the major
Army command (MACOM) AFAP.
is the Service Members' Role in BOSS?
BOSS councils are comprised of single Service
Members from major subordinate commands and separate
units on an installation. Single Service Members
have and opportunity to become unit representatives,
volunteer to assist in planning an event, or attend
Being includes those things that service members can
directly or indirectly influence to enhance their
morale, living environment, or personal growth and
is Recreation and Leisure?
and Leisure activities may be planned solely by the
BOSS committee or in conjunction with other Family and MWR
activities. Service members assume the primary
role in planning BOSS events and activities. The
events should meet the needs and desires of single
service members on the installation. BOSS has
sponsored events such as talent shows, trips,
dances, sporting events and parties.
is Community Service?
BOSS program participates in many community programs
or projects, which make a difference in the lives of
others in the community and gives the single service
members a sense of self worth.