adjutant-general

adjutant general

noun, plural adjutants general.
1.
U.S. Army.
a.
the Adjutant General, the chief administrative officer of the Army.
b.
an adjutant of a unit having a general staff, usually an officer of the Adjutant General's Corps.
2.
a high, often the highest, officer of the National Guard of a state or territory.
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adjutant general
 
n , pl adjutants general
1.  (Brit) army
 a.  a member of the Army Board responsible for personnel and administrative functions
 b.  a general's executive officer
2.  (US) army the adjutant of a military unit with general staff

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