Single Soldiers Program (BOSS)
Located in the
Concerns? Ideas? Here's who to talk to! Single Service
Members are encouraged to voice their concerns to their unit
BOSS representative who will in turn express the issues at
the weekly BOSS meetings.
Ezekiel Benavidez 520-533-8252
Vice President: SGT Sonsauray Martinez /
SGT Chasity Moment
SR Enlisted Advisor:
Family and MWR
Advisor: Amber Kinslow can be
reached at 520-533-2404
times are 1st and 3rd Thursdays at
continually progress and improve the quality of life for
single service members (bonafide bachelors,
geographical bachelors and single parents) on Fort Huachuca.
To provide and participate in social, recreational, and
educational events, to participate in community service
projects, to voice concerns and issues on quality of life,
and to be involved with leadership developing activities.
Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) is a
program that supports the overall quality of life
for single and unaccompanied service members. The
BOSS program supports the chain of command by
identifying quality of life issues and concerns and
recommending improvements. BOSS encourages
assists single service members in planning for
recreational and leisure activities and provides
opportunities for community participation and
contribution. The core components of the BOSS
program are (a) Well Being (b) Recreation and
Leisure (c) Community Service.
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?
Are you a.....
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.