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adjutant general

noun, plural adjutants general.
U.S. Army.
  1. the Adjutant General, the chief administrative officer of the Army.
  2. an adjutant of a unit having a general staff, usually an officer of the Adjutant General's Corps.
a high, often the highest, officer of the National Guard of a state or territory. Unabridged
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  • For many years he was adjutant general of the state of Nebraska.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • It is in that freight depot that adjutant general Hastings has his headquarters.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • In 1861 Gov. Harvey appointed him adjutant general of the State.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • A copy of these lists will be forwarded to the adjutant general of the Army.

    The Plattsburg Manual O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
  • Trinkets will not be sold but sent to the adjutant general's office.

    Military Instructors Manual

    James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
  • Some other word for him, and some papers to the adjutant general of the Army.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • It will be recorded in the report sent to the adjutant general at Austin.

  • The adjutant general's report gives the per cent as forty in this awful charge.

    Civil War Experiences, 1862-1865

    Edward Mott Robbins
  • An officer will be assigned to the charge of the Bureau, with such number of clerks as may be designated by the adjutant general.

    The Black Phalanx Joseph T. Wilson
  • Commissions will be issued from the adjutant general's Office when the prescribed number of men is ready for muster into service.

    The Black Phalanx Joseph T. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for adjutant general

adjutant general

noun (pl) adjutants general
(Brit, army)
  1. a member of the Army Board responsible for personnel and administrative functions
  2. a general's executive officer
(US, army) the adjutant of a military unit with general staff
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