An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer.
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In Revolutionary France, the adjudant-général was a senior staff
officer, effectively an assistant to a general officer. 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.
In Imperial Russia, the General-
Генерал-адъютант) was an assistant who attended the
Tsar, a field marshal or a general.
Generaladjutant of the Russian Imperial Army
OF-8 equivalent, in the rank of General of the kavalry
OF-7 equivalent, in the rank of Lieutenant general
OF-7 equivalent, in the rank of Vice admiral
India the Adjutant-General is the senior administration officer for
Indian Army and reports to the Chief of Army Staff.
In Pakistan, the Adjutant-General and Judge Advocate General is the
army's most senior administration and legal officer.
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.
Since 2016 the Adjutant-General has been renamed Commander Home
Command with different responsibilities.
United States Army
United States Army
Adjutant General's Corps
Adjutant General Corps
In the United States, there are three definitions of this term:
The chief administrative officer of the
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
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 David K.
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.
Adjutants General of California
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Look up adjutant general in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
"History of the US Army
Adjutant General's Corps, 1775 - 1891" in The
Army of the
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