The BOSS program also serves as a tool to address many of the issues and concerns that our Army faces today. The program gives the Army the ability to tackle tough issues through peer to peer leadership. Single Soldiers assist the chain of command in dealing with suicide prevention, sexual assault and sexual harassment issues that single Soldiers living in barracks might experience.
Garrison BOSS programs are managed by a Senior Enlisted Advisor, MWR Advisor and BOSS President. BOSS serves the Single Soldier Community - active, guard and reserve - and single parents, geographical bachelors, and other branches of service and Foreign Service Members.
There are seventy-four (74) BOSS communities Army-wide. BOSS supports Year of the NCO fitness, leadership and pride in service initiatives to enhance and accelerate the development of NCOs.
- Quality of Life
Quality of Life includes those issues that Soldiers can directly or indirectly influence
to enhance their morale, living environment, or personal growth and development.
Issues raised during BOSS meetings will be directed to the appropriate
command or staff agency for resolution on the installation. Army-wide
issues are forwarded to the Army Family Action Plan
Conference for possible DA resolution.
- Recreation and Leisure
Fun activities are planned by the BOSS
council working in conjunction
with the MWR Advisor and CSM.
These events are geared towards the
desires of the Single Soldiers on that installation.
- Community Service
BOSS makes a difference by volunteering in
community projects and events. This is always
voluntary in nature, and Soldiers find this
to be personally rewarding.