Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)

Hours of Operation

Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Training Holidays Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

Smith Barracks
Bldg. 8218
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Tel:
+49 (0)611-143-531-2912

Military DSN Tel:
(314)531-2912

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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 www.boss.armymwr.com.

BOSS Meetings

Meetings are held every other Friday at 1 p.m. at the Warrior Zone, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8112, located next to the Hall of Champions.

Please send all inquiries to SGT Calandra Tenney (BOSS President) or contact the following:

DSN: (314)531-2912
Commercial: +49 (0)611-143-531-2912

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can participate in BOSS events?

Any single or unaccompanied Service Member, 18 years of age and above. The single or unaccompanied Service Member category includes single Service Members, geographical bachelors/bachelorettes and Single Parents.

2. How can I sign up for an event?

Registration instructions are always listed at the bottom of the BOSS event advertisements. Contact your unit BOSS Representative or the BOSS office for additional registration guidance at:

DSN: (314)531-2912
Commercial: +49 (0)611-143-531-2912

3. How can I sign up to volunteer?

We recommend you register directly with Army OneSource’s Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS), the Army’s volunteer hour tracking system managed through Army Community Service (ACS). By registering with VMIS, volunteers are able to manage their own volunteer hours and approved hours will be recognized throughout your Army career as officially completed hours. Contact ACS, your unit BOSS representative or the BOSS office for a VMIS registration instruction packet.

4. How can I become a BOSS representative?

BOSS representatives are the voice of the single Service member. BOSS reps are expected to attend meetings, volunteer at least once a month, and be dedicated to the BOSS mission of representing single Service Members. To become a BOSS representative, interested candidates must complete a Representative Appointment Memo and have it signed by their Unit Commander. Contact the BOSS office to request the BOSS Representative Appointment Memo. Please know that all are welcome to attend BOSS meetings and functions, even if they are not an official BOSS Rep.

5. Can I get credit for my BOSS volunteer service?

Yes, you can! Logged and approved volunteer hours will be recognized throughout your military career as officially completed hours; as long as they are registered in the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS), the Army’s volunteer hour tracking system managed through Army Community Service (ACS). Approved hours can also count towards your Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM), President Volunteer Service Award or a Certificate of Appreciation.

6. Who can attend BOSS meetings?

Anyone who wishes to attend a BOSS meeting is always welcome; this includes Unit BOSS representatives and invited guests.

7. How can I find out who is the BOSS program manager at my installation?

Contact us at DSN: (314)531-2914 or Commercial: +49 (0)611-143-531-2914), your local BOSS office, speak with your unit BOSS reps, ask leadership for information or go to the top of this page and locate the "Email Us" button to submit an inquiry requesting your current installation's POC.

8. What kind of activities and events are offered through BOSS?

BOSS conducts various activities and events, such as volunteering at German schools to teach children English, fundraisers, post clean-ups, taking trips all over Europe, and much more. Activities and events change on a monthly basis, so you will need to get involved with BOSS to get an updated listing of events.

9. How do I become a part of BOSS?

Any single Soldier may be part of BOSS. Contact BOSS by reaching out to your unit BOSS Representative or the BOSS office. BOSS contact info can also be found on your units BOSS Board.

10. Where are BOSS meetings held?

BOSS Meetings are held twice a month at the Warrior Zone, Bldg. 8123, Smith Barracks.