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An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer.


In France the adjudant-général was a senior staff officer, effectively an assistant to a general officer.[1]

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]


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


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

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

  • The chief administrative officer of the United States Army, who is subordinated to the Army Chief of Staff, and is known as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, or ACS, G-1. This officer is head of the Adjutant General's Corps, and is responsible for the procedures affecting personnel procurement and for the administration and preservation of records of all army personnel. See List of Adjutants General of the U.S. Army. As of 11 December 2011, the post is held by Brigadier General Jason T. Evans.[6]
  • The chief administrative officer of a major military unit, such as a division, corps, or army. This officer is normally subordinated to the unit chief of staff, and is known as the G-1.
  • The senior military officer of a state's, commonwealth's or territory's military forces, including the National Guard (Army National Guard and Air National Guard), the naval militia, and any state defense forces. This officer is known as the "AG" or the "TAG" and reports to the state's chief executive when the National Guard is not in a "federalized" status under Title 10 USC.[7]

See also


External links

  • "United States Army Center of Military History)
  • A current listing of The Adjutants General for each state, territory, and the District of Columbia within the United States.
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