Adjutant general

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An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer.

France

In Revolutionary France, the adjudant-général was a senior staff officer, effectively an assistant to a general officer.[1] It was a special position for lieutenant-colonels and colonels in staff service. Starting in 1795, only colonels could be appointed to the position. It was supplemented by the rank of adjudant-commandant in 1800. In 1803 the position was abolished and adjudants-généraux reverted to the rank of colonel.

Imperial Russia

In Imperial Russia, the General-Adjutant (Russian: Генерал-адъютант) was an assistant who attended the Tsar, a field marshal or a general.[2]

India

In India the Adjutant-General is the senior administration officer for the Indian Army and reports to the Chief of Army Staff.[3]

Pakistan

In Pakistan, the Adjutant-General and Judge Advocate General is the army's most senior administration and legal officer.[4]

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the Adjutant-General to the Forces commonly just referred to as the Adjutant-General (AG), is one of the most senior officers in the British Army. He is responsible for developing the Army's personnel policies and supporting its people.[5]

United States

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US Army Adjutant General Corps

In the United States, there are three definitions for this term:

See also

References

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  4. "Lal Masjid probe: Adjutant General of Pakistan Army, Judge Advocate General made respondents". Pakistan Today. 24 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Army conducts Top Level Organisational Review Defence News, 9 December 2009
  6. "The Adjutant General of the U.S. Army". United States Army Human Resources Command. United States Army. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Army National Guard: Modern and Ready Operational Force in the Homeland and Abroad | National Guard Association of the United States". Retrieved 2013-02-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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