Welcome to Fort Carson's BOSS Program!
What is BOSS?
The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)
Program supports the overall quality of single soldiers' lives. BOSS identifies
real Well Being issues and concerns by recommending improvements through the
chain of command. BOSS encourages and assists single soldiers in identifying
and planning for recreational and leisure activities. Additionally, it gives
single soldiers the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their
How Does BOSS Work?
Typically, the installation Command Sergeant Major
serves as the senior military advisor to the council. An installation MWR
Advisor is appointed to provide guidance in planning activities, financial
accountability, and marketing. Motivated single soldiers with strong senior
military and MWR guidance are the backbone of the BOSS program.
Call the Fort Carson BOSS Program: 719-524-2677
History of BOSS
The BOSS program was established in 1989 to respond
to the recreational needs of single soldiers. In 1991 the Chief of Staff of
the Army officially expanded BOSS to include all aspects of soldiers’
lives. Quality of life, recreation, leisure and community service are the
core components of the BOSS programs.
Well being for single soldiers deals primarily with
those things that the single soldiers can directly or indirectly influence
to enhance their morale, living environment, or personal growth and development.
Some of the issues addressed by BOSS councils include dining facilities, education,
fitness centers, barracks, medical and dental care, commissary, Army Air Force
Exchange Service and Sprint Phone Service. Well Being issues identified or
raised during BOSS meetings are directed to the appropriate command or staff
agency for resolution and resolved at the lowest level.
Recreation and leisure activities may be planned solely
by the BOSS council or in conjunction with other MWR activities. Soldiers
assume the primary role in planning BOSS events. Events planned by BOSS councils
should meet the needs and desires of single soldiers on the installations.
BOSS councils have sponsored events such as soldier talent competitions, concerts,
dances, and trips. BOSS may also coordinate with installation commercial sponsorship
personnel when planning some major events.
BOSS councils often elect to participate in community programs or projects which make a difference in the lives of others, the community, and ultimately, themselves. BOSS members have volunteered to take part in Big Brother/Big Sister, Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanity. Some councils have developed their own programs which include sending packages to deployed soldiers and BOSS Against Drunk Drivers (BADD). This component is voluntary in nature and must be in accordance with the installation volunteer program.