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Adjutant general


Adjutant general

An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer.


  • France 1
  • Imperial Russia 2
  • India 3
  • Pakistan 4
  • United Kingdom 5
  • United States 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


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]


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

US Army Adjutant General Corps

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

See also


  1. ^ "Paul Thiébault and the Development of the French Staff system from Ancien Régime to the Revolution". Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Mikaberidze, Alexander (2005). Russian Officer Corps of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Spellmount. p. lxv.  
  3. ^ Army Headquarters Bharat Rakshak
  4. ^ Lal Masjid probe: Adjutant General of Pakistan Army, Judge Advocate General made respondents Pakistan Today, 24 December 2012
  5. ^ Army conducts Top Level Organisational Review Defence News, 9 December 2009
  6. ^ "The Adjutant General of the U.S. Army".  
  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. 

External links

  • "History of the US Army Adjutant General's Corps, 1775 - 1891" in The Army of the United States Historical Sketches of the Staff and Line with Portraits of General-In-Chief (1896) (Reproduced by the 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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