Diplomatic Aide

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Diplomatic Aide
Affiliation: Federation
Higher Rank: Chief Diplomatic Officer
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A Diplomatic Aide is a position in Starfleet associated with the administrative and clerical duties of the Diplomatic Corps. Like yeoman, Diplomatic Aides may be of any rank (including officers) and be a member of any division, though are commonly considered members of the diplomatic division and are an enlisted officer or civilian.

A Diplomatic Aide primarily assists the ship's Chief Diplomatic Officer or visiting diplomats in the administrative work associated with their posting. They often deal with high numbers of reports, requiring the skill and knowledge to be able to prioritize such material. They hold no official authority over other members of the ship's crew or diplomatic detachment beyond their rank, but orders passed through a diplomatic aide are considered to be as if from the Chief Diplomatic Officer.