Adjutant general

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An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer.

France[edit]

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[edit]

In Imperial Russia, the General-Adjutant (Russian: Генерал-адъютант) was an assistant who attended the Tsar, a field marshal or a general.[2]

India[edit]

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

Pakistan[edit]

In Pakistan, the Adjutant-General and Judge Advocate General is the army's most senior administration and legal officer.[4]

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the Commander Personnel and Support Command 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[edit]

US Army Adjutant General Corps

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

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