ARCOM for Cooley

Photo by Shayna Brouker

Photo by Shayna Brouker

24th Military Intelligence Battalion, A Company Commander Capt. Pamela Bracey, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Rocco and others applaud Spc. D’Lexis Cooley, second from left, after she was awarded the Army Commendation Medal during a ceremony April 15 for her leadership with the Wiesbaden BOSS program.

During Cooley’s tenure as Wiesbaden BOSS president, she executed several programs, including “BOSS Against Drunk Driving,” which helped to reduce DUI incidents. Wiesbaden BOSS had the most volunteer hours in Europe among all programs and a participation rate of 95 percent among single Soldiers.

Cooley increased BOSS membership by 40 percent, and BOSS volunteers supported events like the holiday tree lighting ceremony, Department of Defense Dependents School System wrestling and basketball tournaments and boxing matches.

She successfully bolstered partnership with Army Community Service, Sexual Harassment and Assault Response/Prevention, the German-American Kontakt Club, Red Cross, Equal Employment Opportunity and especially the German military, setting up several rifle qualifying ranges, which gave lower enlisted Soldiers a chance to get their campaign badge.

BOSS also worked with the Mainz children’s hospital and orphanage to give sick and parentless children a Christmas. Cooley has earned her master’s degree and will exit the Army to pursue a career in the United States.