What is BOSS:
The Community and Family Support Center (CFSC) was tasked by SMA Julius Gates to develop programs for single Soldiers. BOSS was developed in 1989 with an emphasis on recreation. The BOSS program expanded in 1991 to include all aspects of a Soldier's life: recreation/leisure, well being and community service.
The Army BOSS program is designed to be the collective voice for single Soldiers through the chain of command. BOSS is a tool for military personnel to gauge the morale of single Soldiers regarding well being issues, afford them the opportunity to assist in the planning of recreational events, and assist Soldiers interested in performing community-service related projects. The program is not designed to be a directive, but rather, to ensure the highest level of standards are maintained for single Soldiers. It is based on the premise that well being programs impact positively on readiness and retention of a quality force. As a tool, the program provides a formalized method for single Soldiers to voice issues regarding their well being as well as providing them with the opportunity to actively participate in the improvement of their lives, increase self-sufficiency and develop tomorrow's leaders.