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Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)

The Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers (BOSS) program represents the voice of the single servicemember. If you're a single servicemember, BOSS members advocate for you by advancing quality of life issues on the installation, and in the barracks, to senior leaders on post and throughout the Army.  "Let Your Voice Be Heard"

The BOSS program is based on three program pillars:

  • Quality of Life
  • Community Service
  • Recreation and Leisure

As a member of BOSS, you have a voice in how you live, how you spend your leisure time and how you support the community around you. BOSS Soldiers:

  • Coordinate and participate in community services projects
  • Organize recreation and leisure activities
  • Actively support the quality of life needs of single Soldiers

BOSS Volunteers

Want to get involved in the community and don't know how? Join BOSS on one of our many volunteer outings or opportunities.

Examples of program participation:

  • Income-generating activities
  • Event support

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.

BOSS membership and the program's available leadership and project management roles enhance your promotion packets. Learn more about BOSS and how to become a member at

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in BOSS events?
Some events are only open to BOSS soldiers. Occasionally, we host community wide events.

How can I sign up for an event?
Depending on the event, BOSS representatives spread the word to all eligible soldiers. Community events are usually signed up for at the Java Café.

How can I sign up to volunteer?
Army Community Service has a volunteer program called VMIS. Contact them for more information.

How can I become a BOSS representative?
Each unit has one representative for their unit. Once the unit representative quits or leaves, a new one is appointed.

Can I get credit for my BOSS volunteer service?

Who can attend BOSS meetings?
The BOSS representative are required to attend, all other invited community members or Single soldiers are invited.

How can I find out who is the BOSS program manager at my installation?
Call your local Family and MWR BOSS advisor.

What kind of activities and events is offered through BOSS?
All kids of events that teach resiliency or Life Skills training.

How do I become a part of BOSS?
Join through VMIS and talk to a representative.


  • BOSS - Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers
  • BOSS Presidents & Reps are often out in the community. Please call for information so we don't miss your visit.
  • Military DSN (314) 522-2603
  • Hours:
    U.S. Holidays

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