- Quality of Life
- Community Service
- Recreation and Leisure
- Coordinate and participate in community services projects
- Organize recreation and leisure activities
- Actively support the quality of life needs of single Soldiers
- Income-generating activities
- Event support
- The Three Program Pillars in detail
Quality of Life: The USAG Bavaria BOSS program takes the quality life of all single Soldiers, geographical bachelors and single Soldiers’ parents very serious. We find out what is going right as well as wrong in our garrison and work with the command teams or the service to receive quality or maintain. This can be a problem at times especially with so many different service teams (TKS, DPW, etc.) but with the help of the BOSS Senior Military Advisor all issues are addressed in a timely manner and handled in a way that will shape the garrison in a positive way for years to come.
Recreation and Leisure: The USAG Bavaria BOSS program uses this pillar to unwind from a long week of work. We travel different places around Europe and Germany. Each adventure is more exciting than the next. We have found ourselves everywhere from the mountains in Switzerland to zip lining in Mitterfels; if there is an adventure you will have the BOSS program there. We promote cohesion and the ability for soldiers to meet other soldiers from different units who may have not met under normal circumstances. We do not separate based on MOS or rank; we often find ourselves having NCO's working with junior enlisted soldiers to help better themselves or help with career progression. We do not discourage advancement we promote it.
Community Service: BOSS members may volunteer to participate in and/or contribute to community service projects and programs. Volunteer service may be in the form of the individual Soldier offering his/her time and energies or BOSS may volunteer as a group to enhance selected projects or programs benefiting USAG Bavaria. Primary responsibility is tasked to the Installation BOSS Committee. Additionally, all Commanders and the NCO support channel are encouraged to allow Soldiers to participate within constraints of mission requirements. Significant volunteer service will qualify for individual or group recognition.
- Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who can participate in BOSS events? All single soldiers, to include geographical bachelors and single parents stationed at USAG Bavaria.
2. How can I sign up for an event? To sign up to volunteer for an event, get in contact with your unit representative or contact us through our office.
3. How can I sign up to volunteer? Sign up on the website VMIS. From there, register yourself as a USAG Bavaria BOSS volunteer. (To learn how to use VMIS, contact Army Community Service for their next class!)
4. How can I become a BOSS representative? Consult with your unit 1sg and commander. If the unit has no appointed BOSS representative, have yourself assigned by your command and create your orders confirming you as the BOSS representative.
5. Can I get credit for my BOSS volunteer service? Each hour served as a volunteer will count toward your volunteer service medal. The amount of hours necessary for the award is 500 hours.
6. Who can attend BOSS meetings? Any single soldier or BOSS representative can attend a BOSS meeting.
7. How can I find out who is the BOSS program manager at my installation? To find your installation BOSS manager, either attend our BOSS meetings or meet in our office located in B150. You can also reach out to your unit BOSS representative for guidance.
8. What kind of activities and events is offered through BOSS? BOSS has life skills events which include hiking, skiing, snowboarding, first aid classes, financial classes and more. We wish to bring experiences to our soldiers that will not only bring culture to them, but also teach them as well.
9. How do I become a part of BOSS? To become a part of BOSS, be sure to register on VMIS as well as volunteer at some of our events. Then you can meet your BOSS representatives as well as branch out in your community.
10. Where are BOSS meetings held? BOSS meetings are held at the Rose Barracks Warrior Zone or at the Tower Barracks Heid Pond Cabin.
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:
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:
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:
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.