Belvoir’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers has a new leader, with the installation of Sgt. Melannieann Michaud, Protective Service Battalion, as president.
Michaud was a BOSS representative while stationed in South Korea, where she volunteered a lot.
The position of BOSS president was suggested to her because of her interest in being involved in many things, and because it would be a good fit, before she left active duty for the Reserves.
“It’s good for those single Soldiers to get outside of their unit and see what’s to offer in D.C. You’re able to meet likeminded people when you volunteer,” she said about being involved with BOSS.
Michaud added volunteering is a win-win situation for those you are helping, also.
BOSS builds self-confidence, resiliency, and morale, Michaud said, which is essential for those in high-stress jobs, like being a Soldier. It’s another place for Service members to seek advice and be able to feel comfortable being themselves.
During her tenure as president, Michaud said she has four goals she wants to achieve to set BOSS up for success.
She wants to consolidate and update information and social media for BOSS; find a suitable replacement to take over as president when she leaves; and continue to create new events and activities for BOSS Soldiers.
Meetings are every third Thursday at 9 a.m. and every first Tuesday at noon. During BOSS building construction, meetings are at Belvoir Hospital, Room 103, across from the pharmacy.