adjutant general

noun
plural adjutants general

Definition of adjutant general

1 : the chief administrative officer of an army who is responsible especially for the administration and preservation of personnel records
2 : 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 Under orders from Stitt, the state's adjutant general, Brig. The Associated. Press, Arkansas Online, 30 Nov. 2021 The adjutant general of the Oklahoma National Guard is warning members that refusing to receive the coronavirus vaccine could end their military careers. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 12 Dec. 2021 An investigative report stressed that the Kansas Guard’s longtime adjutant general, Maj. Dennis Wagner, USA TODAY, 26 Nov. 2021 Guardsmen on Title 32 duty report to their state’s adjutant general and, ultimately, to their governor. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Feb. 2022 By 1863, Rockwell had been assigned to the adjutant general’s department in Washington, where he was tasked with organizing and outfitting new regiments of Black soldiers. Jason Emerson, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Jan. 2022 State officials already have determined at least a dozen homes were lost to the fires, as well as 700 head of cattle, although Maj. Gen. David Weishaar, adjutant general of the Kansas National Guard, told legislators those numbers would likely rise. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Dec. 2021 Stitt had asked Austin to suspend the mandate for the Oklahoma National Guard and directed his new adjutant general to assure members that they would not be punished for not being vaccinated. Lolita C. Baldor, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Dec. 2021 McGuire served as the state's adjutant general from 2013-2021 and worked to help lead the state's COVID-19 pandemic response. Melissa Estrada, The Arizona Republic, 30 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of adjutant general

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Adjutant general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjutant%20general. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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