noun (plural aides-de-camp pronounced same or /ˈādz/)
A military officer acting as a confidential assistant to a senior officer.
- After returning to the United States, he served as aide-de-camp to the assistant commandant, U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School at Fort Bliss, Texas.
- In 1973 he became the aide-de-camp to the U.S. commander for the brigade, and, two years later, became the brigade's executive officer for A Company, 2nd Battalion.
- He then served as the aide-de-camp to the X Corps commander in 1952.
Late 17th century: from French, 'camp adjutant'.
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