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)

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The final casualty count comes from the adjutant general’s letter to Sen. J.W. Wadsworth Jr., dated July 17, 1924; and a memo from Maj. WSJ, "Archangel Endnotes," 9 Nov. 2018 Col Ruggles informed headquarters about the resentment of British command in his cable to the adjutant general, dated Nov. 27, 1918, which made its way to Gens. WSJ, "Archangel Endnotes," 9 Nov. 2018 GOVERNMENT The Wisconsin Army National Guard appointed Joane Mathews deputy adjutant general. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New hires, promotions at Wisconsin companies," 7 June 2018 Isabelo Rivera, the adjutant general, said all those aboard were Puerto Rican guard members, including a crew and operations team with the 156th Air Wing. Dennis Wagner, azcentral, "National Guard jet was on its final flight when it crashed on way to Arizona," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of adjutant general

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of adjutant general was in 1644

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