Adjutant General Officer (42)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
An Adjutant General Officer is responsible for helping Soldiers with the tasks that affect their overall welfare and well being, while assisting commanders by keeping Soldiers combat-ready. In many cases, the duties of an Adjutant General Officer are very similar to the function of a high-level human resources executive in the civilian world.
The responsibilities of an Adjutant General Lieutenant may include:
- Commanding and controlling personnel and administrative operations and combined armed forces during combat and peacetime.
- Coordinating employment of Adjutant General Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
Adjutant General Officer training includes completion of the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course (AGOBC), where you will learn leadership skills, tactics and operational aspects of systems and practices used in an Adjutant General platoon. Your training will take place in classrooms and in the field.
Being a leader in the Army requires certain qualities. A leader exhibits self-discipline, initiative, confidence and intelligence. They are physically fit and can perform under physical and mental pressures. Leaders make decisions quickly, always focusing on completing the mission successfully, and show respect for their subordinates and other military officers. Leaders lead from the front and adjust to environments that are always changing. They are judged by their ability to make decisions on their own and bear ultimate moral responsibility for those decisions.
Adjutant General Officers may continue in the Operations career field, serving in Adjutant General Corps at ever increasing levels of leadership and responsibility.
Responsibilities of an Adjutant General Captain may include:
- Commanding and controlling company-sized Adjutant General units (200-300 Soldiers).
- Coordinating employment of Adjutant General Soldiers at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
- Developing doctrine, organizations and equipment for Adjutant General operations.
- Instructing personnel and administrative skills and systems at service schools and combat training centers.
- Serving as personnel and administrative advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.