Don, As far as the ODSS, and its functions go, I entrusted you with no such authority. That authority is held solely by the office of the President (currently Cosmo) and executed through the office of the Sergeant at Arms (the Right Honorable Mr. Sweet). You are certainly welcomed, and it is within your purview to award titles within the LDT, or to put forth nominations according to the ODSS By Laws (I would refer you to Section MLVXXIV, Para 374, SubSection 543 in the most recent edition of 16 Jan 2020, with Change 43) but as far as the greater ODSS is concerned, no. To do so constitutes an usurpation of presidential authority that rises to the level of a coup, treason, even. I think that I shall refer the both of you (Tom, as well, seeing as how he is on record above as having willfully participated in this unspeakable and treacherous act against our President) to the SAA for investigation. In the meantime, I suggest you both start putting your defense team together.
Besides, seeing as how we have an official ODSS Chef, as well as a sous chef and a Breakfast Czar, they may want to be part of the decision process for naming an "Exalted Grande Potato Slicer/Dicer" as it is not a trivial office.
Otherwise, have a great day and keep up the great work!