- Get Involved
ADJUTANT GENERAL. The present state office of adjutant general was established by the Texas legislature in 1905. A similar office existed under the Republic of Texas but was abolished in 1840. It was reestablished as a state office in 1846, but activities were limited to the verification of veterans' land claims. The office operated intermittently from 1846 until 1905. The adjutant general, appointed by the governor for a two-year term, heads the Adjutant General's Department. He is assisted by two assistant adjutants general, who are appointed by the governor upon his recommendation. All three officials must have previous military service and at least ten years' experience as commissioned officers in an active unit of the Texas National Guard. The adjutant general serves as the governor's aide in supervising the military department of the state. Responsibilities include providing military aid to state civil authorities and furnishing trained military personnel from the state's military forces-the Texas State Guard, the Texas Army National Guard, and the Texas Air National Guard-in case of national emergency or war. The Adjutant General's Department is located at Camp Mabry in Austin. In the early 1990s annual working budgets totaled over $14 million.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Seymour V. Connor, "A Preliminary Guide to the Archives of Texas, " Southwestern Historical Quarterly 59 (January 1956).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Dick Smith and Laurie E. Jasinski, "ADJUTANT GENERAL," accessed August 23, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mba01.
Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.