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 Nearly $16 million is also included to pay for the deployment of state resources under the control of the Kansas adjutant general to aid Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border control efforts. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 5 Apr. 2024 The council would include the governor, state attorney general, state secretary of state, adjutant general and the director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Katie Bernard, Kansas City Star, 7 Feb. 2024 According to a Monday statement from Cox’s office, Turley decided to retire from the U.S. Army and step down as adjutant general. Emily Anderson Stern, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 The body camera footage, which begins with no audio, shows Ohio National Guard’s adjutant general, Maj. Sara Smart, CNN, 10 Feb. 2023 See all Example Sentences for adjutant general 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Adjutant general.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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