The Quality of Life (QoL) Analyst is the command authority to analyze, advocate, coordinate, advise, consult, and develop comprehensive strategies to initiate, support or improve the level of entitlements, benefits and compensation that are customarily available & reasonably expected by personnel (military, civilians & dependents) to maintain their QoL and standard of living in the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility and in the greater South Florida area.
Annually, U.S. Southern Command convenes a Security Cooperation Officers (SCO) conference in the South Florida area. During the same period, the command also conducts a separate, simultaneous conference for the spouses of the SCOs where they can voice concerns, get educated on available government services and network with command officials and other spouses. The goal is to enable the spouses to support and assist overseas personnel & families (military & civilian) with entitlements, benefits and compensation concerns/issues.
South Florida Cost of Living Info
Info on Cost of Living Allowances for SOUTHCOM personnel serving in South Florida.
Overseas Cost of Living info
The Overseas Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is a non-taxable supplemental pay allowance, designed to offset overseas prices of non-housing goods and services.
To look up a COLA rate:
Contact SOUTHCOM's QoL Advisor
Quality of Life Advisor
J-1 Personnel Directorate
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd St.
Doral, Fla. 33172-1217
Phone: (305) 437-1122