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WP:MilHist Assessment[edit]

A good start, this article covers much of the basics of what needs to be known about aides-de-camp. It goes into some detail about the role of the rank in Canada and the US, but not much, and barely touches on its role in any other countries. Article could also benefit from a picture, and references. LordAmeth 16:36, 11 August 2006 (UTC)


In the United States, the Governors of Kentucky appoint Kentucky Colonels to be official and honorary Aides-de-Camp to him. Would this be a good adition to this article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pangeanempire (talkcontribs) 12:20, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

United States Naval Aides[edit]

Vice Admiral Charles A. Blakely, USN,Commander, Aircraft, Battle Force (ComAirBatFor)With Flag Aides on board his flagship, USS Yorktown (CV-5), 29 March 1940.VAdm. Blakely is seated (at right), with Captain John H. Hoover, USN, Chief of Staff.Standing behind them are Lieutenant Commander Albert N. Perkins, USN, Flag Secretary (left) and Lieutenant Richard K. Gaines, USN, Flag Lieutenant.

While several national sections describe Naval Aides the United States section does not even mention that Flag Offices of the U. S. Navy have aides. Section should include the Flag Secretary and the Flag Lieutenant with their respective duties and responsibilities. There is a picture of an Admiral, his Flag Secretary and Flag Lieutenant in Wiki Commons ] Robertshobe (talk) 16:29, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Chief of Staff[edit]

Currently the lead states:

"An aide-de-camp (French for field assistant) also known as a Chief of Staff"

An aide-de-camp is not a Chief of Staff, in all/most military forces, and to include it in the first sentence is misleading. It it is quite possible for a high-ranking officer to have more than one aide-de-camp and the can't all be "Chief of Staff", besides which Chief of Staff is often a separately designated post see for example Chief of Staff#In the United Kingdom all of whom will have their own aides de camp.-- PBS (talk) 11:01, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Adjutant as aide-de-camp? Nope.[edit]

Article states: "Occasionally, the unit's adjutant – called the S-1 – will assist the commanding officer as an aide but this is uncommon." Thirty years in the Army (including serving as an S-1) and never heard of this. Does someone have an example? (talk) 18:15, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Rank not the only requirement (US practice)[edit]

Should the article state that aide-de-camps are only for generals who are authorized them? Not every general has one/them. They are typically only for commanders (CSA is a good example of an exception) and are on the unit's manning document. If they are not on the document and the general uses someone as an aide that is not one, its personal servitude and a punishable offense, and, yes, it has led to generals getting in trouble. (talk) 18:15, 16 September 2015 (UTC)