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Adjutant is a military rank or appointment.


In some armies it is an officer who assists a more senior officer, while in other armies it is a rank, which normally corresponds roughly to a Commonwealth Staff Sergeant or Warrant Officer. An officer is a member of a military, naval, or if applicable, other uniformed services who holds a position of responsibility. ...


An Adjutant General is commander of an army's administrative services. An adjutant general is the chief administrative officer to a military general. ...

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Etymology

Adjutant comes from the Latin adiutans, present participle of the verb adiuvare, "to help"; the Romans actually used adiutor for the noun. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...


Military and paramilitary appointment

In various uniformed hierarchies, the term is used for number of functions, but generally as a principal aide to a commanding officer.


A Regimental Adjutant, Garrison Adjutant etc. is a staff officer, who assists the commanding officer of a regiment, battalion or garrison in the details of regimental, garrison or similar duty. In United States Army squadrons, the adjutant is often the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the administrative platoon. The commanding officer (CO) is the officer in command of a military unit. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols A battalion is a military unit usually consisting of between two and six companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. ... For people named Garrison, see Garrison (disambiguation) Garrison House, built by William Damm in 1675 at Dover, New Hampshire Garrison (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, to equip) is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... A Squadron is a small unit or formation of cavalry, aircraft (including balloons), or naval vessels. ...


In the British Army, the Adjutant (Adj; sometimes actually referred to as this) is usually a senior captain (sometimes a major). As the colonel's personal staff officer, he was once in charge of all the organisation, administration and discipline for a battalion or regiment, although now the bulk of administrative work is carried out by the Regimental Administrative Officer (RAO). Until the 1970s the adjutant was also the regimental operations officer, although this job is now filled by a separate officer. In the British Army adjutants are given Field Rank and as such are senior by appointment to all other captains, ranking just behind the majors. Unlike the RAO (who is an officer of the Adjutant General's Corps), the adjutant is a member of the corps or regiment of which their unit is a part. The adjutant's job is not solely a 'backroom' one, since he usually accompanies the colonel - Captain David Wood, the adjutant of 2 Para, was killed in action at the Battle of Goose Green, for example. Normally, in a British Infantry battalion, the Adjutant controls the battle whilst the CO commands it. As such, the Adjutant is usually a man of significant influence within his battalion. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Captain is a rank or title with various meanings. ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols A battalion is a military unit usually consisting of between two and six companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... The Adjutant Generals Corps is a corps in the British Army responsible for many of its general administrative services. ... A corps (plural same as singular; a word that migrated from the French language, pronounced IPA: (cor), but originating in the Latin corpus, corporis meaning body) is either a large military unit or formation, an administrative grouping of troops within an army with a common function (such as artillery or... David Wood may refer to: David Wood (actor) David Wood (basketball) David Wood (deity) David Wood (philosopher) David Wood (lead singer) David Wood - Falklands War veteran Category: ... The Parachute Regiment is the Airborne Infantry element of the British Army. ... Combatants United Kingdom Argentina Commanders Lt. ...


In the US Army, the Adjutant will generally also be a member of the branch or regiment of the parent unit (i.e. in an infantry battalion, the adjutant will usually be an infantry officer). The Adjutant at the battalion-level is generally a junior captain or senior first lieutenant and, in conjunction with the S-1 section, manages the administrative functions of the unit. The adjutant, particularly in a battalion, also works closely with the unit's command sergeant major for awards ceremonies, traditional ceremonial functions, casual events (hails and farewells), evaluation reports, and management of correspondence and other secretarial functions. At the brigade-level, an adjutant will be either a captain or a major and will likely be a member of the Adjutant General's Corps. Above the brigade level, the officer in charge of the personnel section of the element is no longer called an adjutant. At any level, the adjutant no longer serves as the commander's personal assistant, but more as a functioning member of the staff managed by the executive officer. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Captain is a rank or title with various meanings. ... First Lieutenant is a military rank. ... This article is about a military rank and position. ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... The Adjutant Generals Corps is a corps in the British Army responsible for many of its general administrative services. ... While Executive officer literally refers to a person responsible for the performance of duties involved in running an organization, the exact meaning of the role is highly variable, depending on the organization. ...


There is a bugle call announcing the adjutant that is still used in military ceremonies today. A bugle call is a short tune, originating in a military context. ...


Non-Commissioned rank

In some armies, Adjutant is a rank similar to a commonwealth Staff Sergeant or Warrant Officer. United States Military Staff Sergeant insignia (U.S. Air Force) Staff Sergeant is the fifth enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Airman and below Technical Sergeant. ... Two Bermuda Regiment Warrant Officers. ...


In the French Army: The French Army, officially the Armée de Terre (Army of the land), is the land-based component of the French Armed Forces and the largest. ...

  • A French Adjutant, Adjudant, is equal to a British/Commonwealth Staff Sergeant.
  • A French Chief Adjutant, Adjudant-Chef, is equivalent to a British/Commonwealth Warrant Officer 2.
  • The rank below Adjutant is Chief Sergeant (Sergeant-Chef) and the rank above is Major (which in France is not equivalent to a British Major, but is equal to a British/Commonwealth Warrant Officer 1. The word 'Major' is derived from "Sergeant-Major").

In France each arm has a colour (gold or silver). A French adjutant wears a band, with thin red line, in the opposite colour to that of the arm. A chief adjutant wears a band, with thin red line, in the colour of the arm. For instance, the infantry colour is gold, so an adjutant in the infantry wears a silver band with a thin red line on it, and a chief adjutant wears a gold band with a thin red line on it. (In order to distinguish an adjutant from a chief adjutant it is therefore necessary to know the arm's colour: This will be the colour of the cap badge e.g. gold cap badge for the infantry, silver cap badge for armoured cavalry.) Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ...


In the Belgian Army and Luxembourg Army, the ranks are Adjudant, Adjudant-Chef and Adjudant-Major (or Adjudant-Majoor in Dutch). In Dutch, they are collectively known as Keuronderofficier ("elite NCOs"). Adjudant-Onderofficier is the only grade of warrant officer in the Royal Netherlands Army. Flag of Belgium The Belgian Army forms the land component of the Belgian Armed Forces. ... military band of Luxembourg The military of Luxembourg consists of a solitary branch: the army; Luxembourg has no navy or air force. ... The Royal Netherlands Army (Koninklijke Landmacht) is the land forces element of the military of the Netherlands. ...


In the Canadian Army and Canadian Air Force, Adjudant is the French form of the English "Warrant Officer", and as such can refer to both the cadre of Warrant Officers, and the specific ranks of Adjudant (Warrant Officer), Adjudant-maƮtre (Master Warrant Officer), and Adjudant-chef (Chief Warrant Officer). Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LFC) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Forces. ... CF-18 off the coast Hawaii CH-124 Sea King CH-149 Cormorant CC-115 Buffalo Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) is the air force element of the Canadian Forces. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Two Bermuda Regiment Warrant Officers. ... Warrant Officer (WO) is an Army and Air Force non-commissioned member (NCM) rank of the Canadian Forces. ... Master Warrant Officer or MWO is an Army and Air Force non-commissioned member rank of the Canadian Forces. ... A warrant officer (WO) or a chief warrant officer (CWO) is a member of a military organization, with a rank subordinate to other commissioned officers and senior to noncommissioned officers. ...


Subedar Adjutant (SA) is a position unique to the Indian Army. He is a Subedar who acts as deputy to the Adjutant. On all formal parades, the standard procedure is for the Company Havildar Major to first report to the Subedar Adjutant, and the Subedar Adjutant in turn to report to the Adjutant. In the British Indian Army, the equivalent position was the Jemadar Adjutant, who held the lower rank of Jemadar. The Indian Army is one of the armed forces of India and has responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Subedar is a mid-level rank in the Indian Army. ... Havildar was the equivalent rank to Sergeant in the British Indian Army, next above Naik, and is still used in the modern Indian Army and Pakistan Armys. ... A group of native Indian Muslim soldiers posing for volley firing orders. ... Jemadar was a rank used in the British Indian Army, where it was the was the lowest rank for a Viceroys Commissioned Officer (VCO). ...


Adjutant General

Main article: Adjutant General

An Adjutant General is one of two things: An adjutant general is the chief administrative officer to a military general. ... An adjutant general is the chief administrative officer to a military general. ...

  • the principal staff officer of an army, through whom the commanding general receives communications and issues military orders. or
  • A State's commander of the United States National Guard

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Adjutant - LoveToKnow 1911 (182 words)
In the British army the appointment of adjutant is held by a captain or lieutenant.
The adjutant acts as staff officer to the commanding officer, issues his orders, superintends the work of the orderly room and the general administration of the corps, and is responsible for musketry duties and the training of recruits.
Regular officers are appointed as adjutants to all units of the auxiliary forces.
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