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An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer.

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1 France 2 Imperial Russia 3 India 4 Pakistan 5 United Kingdom 6 United States 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

France[edit] In Revolutionary France, the adjudant-général was a senior staff officer, effectively an assistant to a general officer.[1] It was a special position for lieutenant-colonels and colonels in staff service. Starting in 1795, only colonels could be appointed to the position. It was supplemented by the rank of adjudant-commandant in 1800. In 1803 the position was abolished and adjudants-généraux reverted to the rank of colonel. Imperial Russia[edit] In Imperial Russia, the General- Adjutant
Adjutant
(Russian: Генерал-адъютант) was an assistant who attended the Tsar, a field marshal or a general.[2]

Generaladjutant of the Russian Imperial Army

... OF-8
OF-8
equivalent, in the rank of General of the kavalry

... OF-7
OF-7
equivalent, in the rank of Lieutenant general

... OF-7
OF-7
equivalent, in the rank of Vice admiral

India[edit] In India
India
the Adjutant-General is the senior administration officer for the Indian Army
Indian Army
and reports to the Chief of Army Staff.[3] Pakistan[edit] In Pakistan, the Adjutant-General and Judge Advocate General is the army's most senior administration and legal officer.[4] United Kingdom[edit] For over 250 years the Adjutant-General to the Forces was one of the most senior officers in the British Army. He was responsible for developing the Army's personnel policies and supporting its people.[5] Since 2016 the Adjutant-General has been renamed Commander Home Command with different responsibilities. United States[edit] See also: United States Army
United States Army
Adjutant
Adjutant
General's Corps

US Army Adjutant
Adjutant
General Corps

In the United States, there are three definitions of this term:

The chief administrative officer of the United States
United States
Army, who is subordinated to the Army Chief of Staff, and works directly for the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, or ACS, G-1 (formerly known as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, or DCSPER). Formerly a major general position, it is now a brigadier general billet (as of 2009). This officer is head of the Adjutant
Adjutant
General's Corps
Corps
and is responsible for the procedures affecting awards and decorations, as well as casualty operations, and for the administration and preservation of records of all army personnel. See List of Adjutants General of the U.S. Army. As of January 2015, the post is held by Brigadier General
Brigadier General
David K. “Mac” MacEwen.[6] The chief administrative officer of a major military unit, such as a division, corps, or army. This officer is normally subordinated to the unit chief of staff and is known as the G-1. The senior military officer of a state's, commonwealth's, or territory's military forces, including the National Guard (Army National Guard and Air National Guard), the naval militia, and any state defense forces. This officer is known as the "AG" or the "TAG" and reports to the state's chief executive when the National Guard is not in a "federalized" status under Title 10 USC.[7]

See also[edit]

Adjutant Adjutants General of California

References[edit]

^ "Paul Thiébault and the Development of the French Staff system from Ancien Régime to the Revolution". Retrieved 8 June 2013.  ^ Mikaberidze, Alexander (2005). Russian Officer Corps
Corps
of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Spellmount. p. lxv. ISBN 978-1862272699.  ^ "Army Headquarters". bharat-rakshak.com. Archived from the original on 2013-06-06.  ^ "Lal Masjid probe: Adjutant
Adjutant
General of Pakistan
Pakistan
Army, Judge Advocate General made respondents". Pakistan
Pakistan
Today. 24 December 2012.  ^ Army conducts Top Level Organisational Review Defence News, 9 December 2009 ^ "The Adjutant
Adjutant
General of the U.S. Army". United States Army
United States Army
Human Resources Command. United States
United States
Army. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2015.  ^ "Army National Guard: Modern and Ready Operational Force in the Homeland and Abroad National Guard Association of the United States". Retrieved 2013-02-24. 

External links[edit]

Look up adjutant general in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

"History of the US Army Adjutant
Adjutant
General's Corps, 1775 - 1891" in The Army of the United States
United States
Historical Sketches of the Staff and Line with Portraits of General-In-Chief (1896) (Reproduced by the United States Army Center of Military History) A current listing of The Adjutants General for each state, territory, and the District of Columbia within

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