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Single Soldiers

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Better Opportunities for 
     Single Soldiers Program (BOSS)






Located in the Murr Community Center
Bldg.51301 Cushing St  
Fort Huachuca AZ 85613                                                        

BOSS Officers
President:     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  
Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ FtHuachucaBoss)


Meeting times are 1st  Thursday each month at 11am. in the BOSS lounge lunch is provided.

Mission :To participate in community service projects, to voice concerns and issues on quality of life, and to be involved with leadership developing activities.

Purpose

"The 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 improvement.
It assists single Soldiers in identifying and planning recreational and
leisure activities that are offered in a safe and exciting environment.  It
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 and
installation program so BOSS can become one of your many tools for success

History of BOSS

The 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 BOSS program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can participate in BOSS?
Are you a.....

  • Single Soldier

  • Single Sailor

  • Single Marine

  • Single Airmen

  • Single Parent

  • Geographically Single Military member

  • Foreign Service

BOSS 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.
How 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 program.

Department of the Army Circular 608-06-1

What 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. 

What 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 BOSS activities.

Three BOSS Components:
  Well Being        Recreation        Community Service
 

What is Well Being?

Well Being includes those things that service members can directly or indirectly influence to enhance their morale, living environment, or personal growth and development.

What is Recreation and Leisure?

Recreation 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.

What is Community Service?

The 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.

Minutes

SHARP Program: http://www.preventsexualassault.army.mil/

BOSS DA Circular 


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