I am frequently called upon, as a former crewmember of the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63), to speak to groups about life aboard the ship in those olden days.
I had to set-up the Medals Bar (never had one previously). The aiguillettes designate me as a Personal Aide to a Rear Admiral, USN. I was told that I was the first and only Enlisted Personal Flag Officer, at that time (1970/1973).
I had the privilege to speak to 57 new Chiefs at the 2008 Legacy Academy held aboard the shiip.