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 Dunbar, who has been the state's adjutant general since 2007, will leave his post and retire from the military by the end of December. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 key takeaways from an investigation of the Wisconsin National Guard's handling of sexual assault allegations," 9 Dec. 2019 Corell was recently appointed adjutant general for the Iowa National Guard, and Hjelmstad will join him on his leadership team. Nick Woltman, Twin Cities, "Minnesota National Guard’s Red Bulls to get new leadership," 31 Oct. 2019 Pennsylvania’s military partnership with Lithuania involves training and collaboration, said Anthony Carrelli, the Pennsylvania National Guard’s adjutant general. Washington Post, "Governor to take Tree of Life mezuzah to Holocaust memorials," 7 Sep. 2019 The scammers have easy access to the names of returning military members and also know how to exploit the national or regional data breaches that occur occasionally, said Evon, the adjutant general of the Connecticut National Guard. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "Veterans beware: Scams offering pay-day loans, mortgages, car and jewelry deals targeting military members," 10 July 2019 The adjutant general spoke about the courage and duty of those who would be going to Afghanistan. Nikki Haley, National Review, "My Husband’s Deployment," 22 Aug. 2019 Levon Cumpton will become the state’s adjutant general beginning Aug. 2. USA TODAY, "Leaping frogs, spiny lobsters, hostile roosters: News from around our 50 states," 26 July 2019 Before that, Gowen was the assistant adjutant general for the Maryland Army National Guard from 2015 to 2018. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Singh, first woman to lead Maryland National Guard, to retire," 9 July 2019 The bill requires the state health commissioner and adjutant general to work together to develop and make available information about the possible health effects of being exposed to chemicals from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. USA TODAY, "Child rock climber, baby doll scare, real-life RoboCop: News from around our 50 states," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of adjutant general

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Dec 2019

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“Adjutant general.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjutant%20general. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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