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 The order leaves it to the state's adjutant general, Maj. Steve Karnowski, Star Tribune, "Minnesota governor deploys Guard for Chauvin trial security," 5 Feb. 2021 Major General Paul Rogers, adjutant general of the Michigan Army and Air National Guard, confirmed an undisclosed number of guard members would be ready in Lansing. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer calls up National Guard, windows boarded ahead of possible violence Sunday," 15 Jan. 2021 Clyborne, who is 48 and in 2019 became the Minnesota National Guard's first female two-star general, will maintain her duties as the assistant adjutant general in the Minnesota National Guard while serving this additional two-year duty. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, "Minn. Guard's highest ranking woman tapped for U.S. Army cyber center," 22 Jan. 2021 The order left the details to the state's adjutant general, Maj. Y Steve Karnowski And Mohamed Ibrahim, Star Tribune, "Walz activates National Guard for Minnesota Capitol security," 13 Jan. 2021 The adjutant general of the guard in Connecticut, Maj. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "After dramatic rescue, Windsor Airman named USO National Guardsman of the Year," 14 Dec. 2020 The Republican’s executive order Friday allows the adjutant general to send hospitals reinforcements from the Tennessee National Guard. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Gala uproar, deputy dragged, anti-mask doctor: News from around our 50 states," 8 Dec. 2020 Puerto Rico requested 1 million vaccine doses, but not all are expected to arrive at once, said Jose Reyes, adjutant general of the Puerto Rico National Guard, which will help distribute them. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, "Virus rampage gains steam," 26 Nov. 2020 Named as defendants in the suit are Whitmer and Paul Rogers, the adjutant general of the Michigan National Guard and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Transgender woman sues Whitmer to keep job in Michigan National Guard," 30 Oct. 2020

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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 28 Feb. 2021.

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