Adjutant General Law and Legal Definition

Adjutant General is the chief administrative officer of a military unit having a general staff. In U.S., Adjutant General can be either the chief administrative officer of the U.S. Army, who is having the rank of major general and who is in charge of the department that handles personnel records. On the other hand the administrative officer of the National Guard in each state is also an Adjutant General. Tenure of the adjutant general and his/her assistants by National Guard Rule 600-100, § 10-1 is placed in the hands of the state. Under the existing statutes and regulations, the adjutant general and his/her assistants hold their particular details at the pleasure of the governor.