Other websites identify Chief Tavares as a senior chief petty officer, one grade higher. Here's a story from About.com on the Navy enlisted aides that took care of Vice President Dick Cheney's official residence in Washington, D.C.
Here's a snapshot of the duties of of an enlisted aide: "Responsible for public quarters and flag mess operations. Prepares meals, coordinates quarters maintenance and performs official function planning duties. Adheres to protocol, etiquette and quarters security requirements" (usmilitary.about.com).
ARLINGTON, Va. (Nov. 17, 2010) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead introduces the Navy nominee for Enlisted Aide of the Year, Chief Culinary Specialist Wes Tavares during the Salute to Military Chefs dinner presented by the USO of Metropolitan Washington. Of the five service members nominated for the award, Tavares was selected as the 2010 Enlisted Aide of the Year.
U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst.
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