Linda Moseley
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The co-winner of the 2023 Leadership Achievement Award for the North Alabama Chapter of Federally Employed Women had two important endorsements.

Linda Moseley of Huntsville, the Garrison director of human resources, was nominated for the award by both her supervisor, Garrison Deputy Commander Martin Traylor, and her second-in-command, Glen Reese, deputy director of human resources.

Moseley learned of the honors during a Zoom conference on Aug. 25 and said she was “humbled, honored and surprised” to be selected as a winner for the award.

Moseley has more than 30 years of government service, including more than 10 years as an Army intelligence officer in Germany. She left the military as a captain.

Moseley came to Redstone in 2021 after holding such positions as human resources director, Army Community Service director, workforce development manager, Exceptional Family Member Program manager, sexual assault response coordinator, mobilization and deployment manager, outreach program manager and other critical positions at Presidio of Monterey, California; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fort Hood (now Fort Cavazos), Texas; Fort Carson, Colorado, and numerous other locations.

A social work graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Moseley has a master’s in organizational leadership from Brandman University, where she is also completing a doctorate.

She was born and raised in Germany, where her mother was a native and her father served in the military.

The criteria for the Leadership Achievement award, according to the North Alabama Chapter of Federally Employed Women, is as follows: “A supervisory or nonsupervisory civilian or military woman serving Redstone Arsenal who operates in challenging, unpredictable, fast-paced circumstances and creates a climate for innovation within the organization beyond her job duties.

“Additionally, the nominee exudes a strong excellence in collaboration, commitment, innovation and leadership.”

Reese said he and Traylor nominated Moseley without her knowledge because she fit those criteria so well.

“She is a great leader,” Reese said. “A great leader.”

The nomination summary noted Moseley’s many accomplishments, including:

·        The creation of a new process for homebound retirees to renew DOD identification cards, “so effective that it is now in pilot status Armywide.” The process also received a 2023 National Defense Industrial Award, the first of its kind to a Military ID Card section.

·        The revitalization and modernization after COVID of the Redstone Arsenal Drug Testing and Commanders Ready and Resilient programs, both of which ultimately were noted for best practices in the Army’s 2023 Compliance and Capabilities Inspection.

·        The implementation of a new process to rapidly account for personnel status under emergency conditions within the Installation Emergency Operations Center.

“Her procedures allow Redstone Senior Leaders and decision-makers to now see in real-time the on-installation personnel status of the workforces of 72 separate organizations on Redstone, to include NASA, FBI, ATF, and many other federal and DOD agencies, during emergency situations,” the nomination stated.

The nomination also noted Moseley’s “contagious enthusiasm” and “ability to lead and inspire a team of individual subject matter experts to work collectively and cohesively,” and the sense of purpose and camaraderie she elicits, noting that her directorate has a 94-97% customer satisfaction rate.

FEW is a national organization “dedicated to the equality of women and addressing concerns of women in the federal workforce.” It formed in 1968 after a new law prohibited sex discrimination in the government,

With two local chapters in Alabama, one in Montgomery and one in North Alabama, the organization has affiliates throughout the world.

Local awards chair Carla Hamilton, who also serves as the FEW’s national vice president for policy and planning, said other winners in this year’s local awards, known as the “Redstone Women Rock Awards,” included Rae Ann Meyer of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, outstanding senior leader; Lt. Col. Amanda Watkins of Program Executive Office for Aviation, meritorious military service; Sandy Bentley, Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, leadership achievement (a tie with Moseley); Lori Cline of the Space and Missile Defense Command, innovative researcher; Rena Klemke of Defense Contract Management Agency, rising star; and Kiran Henson, of Army Materiel Command, stellar intern.

Moseley noted that she received the leadership award the day before 2023 Women’s Equality Day, an observance of great importance to her.

“I’m appreciative that I have the opportunity to continue to be able to serve my nation,” she said. “I’m a strong believer in the foundations of this country – freedom, liberty, opportunity and diversity – which makes our nation the best in the world.”

Moseley’s son Eric is an aerospace engineering senior at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.

The North Alabama Chapter of FEW is open to all federal and contractor employees (including men). For more information, contact Tiffany Hutchinson, president, at tndhutchinson@gmail.com or visit www.few.org.