Moser wins "Gold Badge" Award Published Oct. 7, 2008 By Staff Sgt. Emily Alley 190th ARW Public Affairs FORBES FIELD ANGB, Topeka Kan. -- -- Retention Office Manager Master Sgt. Scott Moser counsels almost a thousand people and manages a budget of several million dollars. It's a hard job, but Moser is officially one of the best in the nation. Moser recently won the regional Outstanding Rookie Retention Office Manager of the Year award and is now authorized to wear the Gold Badge, an accouterment signifying the award. "It's tough competition," Moser said. "I won because the base allowed me to do my job. I get a lot of good backing." He contended regionally with nine other states that entered nominees, including Moser's instructor from his retention office manager's course. Moser's work with Unit Career Advisors improved unit retention rates, which has kept the 190th ARW fully staffed over the past year and reduced retraining costs. He also created a Retention Office and Unit Career Advisor portal, a comprehensive retention website. Moser thrives on the ability be creative, and develop programs to encourage unit members to continue to reenlist. His innovation has been emulated by his colleagues. "We feed off each other," said Moser. "We share things." Moser says that being copied has been his greatest complement. More than 70 of his peers have begun using programs he developed.