“Enlisted Aides are authorized for the purpose of relieving general and flag officers of those minor tasks and details, which, if performed by the officers, would be at the expense of the officers primary military and official duties. The duties of the Enlisted Aide shall be concerned with tasks relating to the military and official responsibilities of the General Officers, to include assisting in discharging their official DoD social responsibilities in their assigned positions. The propriety of the duties is determined by the official purpose they serve rather than the nature of the duties.” -DoD Directive 1315.9
Front Range Training and Consulting LLC provides training and education for Enlisted Aides throughout the Department of Defense. Enlisted Aides are assigned to serve in a General Officer’s residence to create and maintain an environment suitable for that general to conduct official business. Their service provides the appropriate atmosphere for entertaining dignitaries and heads of state in order to secure those opportunities which may better provide for the security of our nation.
MHA News Release
The Military Hospitality Alliance (MHA) announces the winner of the 8th annual DOD/DHS Enlisted Aide of the Year competition, which was held on November 17th, hosted by the USO at their annual Salute to Military Chefs dinner at the Ritz-Carlton in Crystal City, VA
Enlisted Aide of the Year
CSC Wesley Tavares, United States Navy, won the Department of Defense/Department of Homeland Security Enlisted Aide of the Year Award for 2010. CSC Tavares manages the residence of the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughead.
These individuals were the Enlisted Aide of the Year for their respective services and thus competed for the best in all of DOD/DHS SSgt Scott Zabel, who works for the Commandant of the Marine Corps; SFC Shera Jackson, who works for the Deputy Chief of Staff (G1) of the Army. MSgt Emile Bradley who works for the Air Force General responsible for all military in Alaska. FS1 Stephen Bishop who works for the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
SMSgt Lori Kelly, Chairperson of the award program, reflecting on the evening, stated, It was an amazing group of food service professionals that were competing. Each is highly skilled and deserving to win. Their mission to allow their boss to focus on their military mission by making sure everything in the household is under control, puts a lot of pressure on them, and each is equal to that task every day. We help to make our boss’s life more productive and a little less stressful. SMSgt Kelly is the program manager for Air Force Enlisted Aides.
Enlisted Aides overcome obstacles, prepare meals for FMMC guests
By Christina Mennella Pentagram Staff Writer
Photos by Eleena Fikham
Five enlisted aides recently underwent a three-week joint military training in professional household management at Fort Myers Spates Community Club.
In keeping with the requirements of the training to deliver quality service to senior military officials, Tim Heagy, an instructor for Front Range Training and Consulting, guided the servicemembers Tuesday through preparing lunch and dinner for special guests.
Enlisted aides taking the course included SMSgt. Jaime Kuzio and Staff Sgt. Chris Clohessy, of the National Guard Bureau, Staff Sgt. Danielle Relyea, 8th Air Force Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and Staff Sgts. Christian Price and Barton Beatty, food operations sergeants for the Army.
Tuesday’s training for the aides included a lecture and demonstration on dining, etiquette and table-setting, followed by the enlisted aides putting into practice what they learned. Lectures and training included menu development and how to use the resources at hand. This quickly proved useful when the electricity went out at the club. Students pooled their knowledge and resources and came up with a solution. Within minutes, the students coordinated with other enlisted aides on the installation to finish grilling the meal at an alternate site and returned to the club with the entree for lunch. [read whole story...]