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adjutant general

Syllabification: ad·ju·tant gen·er·al

Definition of adjutant general in English:

noun (plural adjutants general)

1The adjutant of a unit having a general staff.
Example sentences
  • During the Civil War Gilmer held a variety of staff positions, including quartermaster and adjutant general of the Hilliard Alabama Legion.
1.1 (the Adjutant General) (In the US Army) the chief administrative officer.
Example sentences
  • The Adjutant General replied that by the strictures of the 1918 act of Congress, no award could be made after three years had elapsed since the performance of the deed.
  • Once again in Washington, Patton wrote a report to the Adjutant General and stressed the advantages of Clery's system over the methods used in the U.S. Army.
  • For reasons now unclear, the bill was withdrawn and action on the proposal ceased on January 3, 1928; however, the Adjutant General of the Army was instructed to file all materials for potential future use.
1.2The senior officer in the National Guard of a US state.

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