An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer.
In Revolutionary France, the adjudant-général was a senior staff officer, effectively an assistant to a general officer. 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.
... OF-8 equivalent, in the rank of General of the kavalry
... OF-7 equivalent, in the rank of Lieutenant general
In Sri Lanka the Adjutant-General is the senior administration officer for the Sri Lanka Army and reports to the Commander of the Army. The Adjutant General's (AGs) branch responsible for personal administration, welfare, medical services and rehabilitation.
For over 250 years the Adjutant-General to the Forces was one of the most senior officers in the British Army. He was responsible for developing the Army's personnel policies and supporting its people. Since 2016 the Adjutant-General has been renamed Commander Home Command with different responsibilities.
In the United States, there are three definitions of this term: