Job Overview


Our Mission is Caring. Army Child, Youth & School Services programs exist to support military readiness by reducing the conflict between a Soldier's mission requirements and his or her parental responsibilities.

Fort Buchanan is located near San Juan, Puerto Rico within a short drive from the Munoz International Airport, historic Old San Juan and most popular tourist attractions and beaches.  Puerto Rico, a US territory, is designated as OCONUS Non-foreign. Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) is currently 4.20%.

Ft. Buchanan is located in Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the US and thus considered US territory. Spanish and English are the official languages of Puerto Rico. Many Puerto Ricans speak English. Passports are not necessary for American citizens entering Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico does not use daylight savings time.  Today, Ft. Buchanan is the only Army active post in the Caribbean Basin area.


Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Assists in providing and leading planned activities indoors and outdoors for program participants. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance, and standards. Participates in program evaluation as required.

Travel Required

  • Not Required