adjutant general


plural adjutants general
: the chief administrative officer of an army who is responsible especially for the administration and preservation of personnel records
: the chief administrative officer of a major military unit (such as a division or corps)

Examples of adjutant general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The body camera footage, which begins with no audio, shows Ohio National Guard’s adjutant general, Maj. Sara Smart, CNN, 10 Feb. 2023 Two state highway patrol troopers and the Ohio National Guard’s adjutant general, Maj. Emma Tucker, CNN, 9 Feb. 2023 Attorney General Ashley Moody and Maj. Gen. John Haas, the adjutant general of Florida, will be in attendance. Eden Villalovas, Washington Examiner, 28 Aug. 2023 Boyack, who also is a pilot with a major airline, began his career with the Utah Air National Guard in 1994, and currently is the commander and assistant adjutant general for the Utah Air National Guard, according to the news release. Emily Anderson Stern, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 Boyack is the commander of the Utah Air National Guard and the assistant adjutant general over air. Emily Anderson Stern, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Aug. 2023 In a Facebook post late Tuesday, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara, adjutant general of the Hawaii National Guard, announces that his military force has been activated. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 15 Aug. 2023 All of the active-duty and National Guard forces assisting on Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii are under the command of Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara, the adjutant general for the State of Hawaii. Luis Martinez, ABC News, 11 Aug. 2023 The exact cause of the blaze couldn't be determined, but a number of factors, including high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation, likely contributed, said Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara, adjutant general for Hawaii's state Department of Defense. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of adjutant general was in 1644

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“Adjutant general.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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