Definition of adjutant
1 : a staff officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who assists the commanding officer and is responsible especially for correspondence
2 : one who helps : assistant
Examples of adjutant in a Sentence
the senator's adjutants and aides always arrive ahead of him on the campaign trail
Recent Examples of adjutant from the Web
Marie Smith, adjutant of the North San Diego Young Marines group, was recognized for her efforts mentoring and teaching youths in the nonprofit’s leadership program.
The Flag Day program at the VFW has been a tradition for more than 30 years, said Ryan Kominakis, the post's adjutant and chair of the program.
Gen. David Hamlar, assistant adjutant general for the Minnesota Air National Guard.
Joseph Chiodo selected Katie Malchow's for top honor, said Tom Lynch, the post's adjutant.
In Mr. Garcia’s case, city officials reached out to Paul Schottenhamel, 69, a retiree in Queens whose main duties these days are minding his young grandchildren and serving as the adjutant for the Queens County American Legion.
Give Buchanan points for consistency, at least, and for self-effacement, conditioned by years as a backroom White House adjutant.
Bowers, 41, worked for the San Jose Police Department for 18 years, rising from patrolman to sergeant, lieutenant in the department’s training division, watch commander and adjutant to Chief Rob Davis.
Taking sides could tear families apart Patriot Timothy Pickering Jr. was an adjutant general in Washington’s Continental Army, while his father remained a staunch Tory till the end of his life.
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ADJUTANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of adjutant for English Language Learners
: an army officer who helps the commanding officer and is responsible for written communications
ADJUTANT Defined for Kids
Definition of adjutant for Students
: an officer who assists the officer in command
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