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Adjutant General

by Jeffrey Allen Howard, 2006

See also: National Guard.

Major General Gregory A. Lusk, Adjutant General of North Carolina, assumed role in 2010.The Militia Acts passed in 1792 and 1795 by the U.S. Congress required the North Carolina legislature in 1806 to establish the Department of the Adjutant General to better organize and train the state militia. The modern adjutant general, appointed by the governor, is director of the North Carolina National Guard. As head of the state's military force, the appointee must have had at least five years' commissioned service in an active status in one of the nation's armed forces. The North Carolina National Guard is subject to the call of the governor for state matters and of the U.S. president in times of national emergency.





Additional Resources:

Adjutant General Records. State Archives of North Carolina.  (accessed November 1, 2013).

Adjutant Generals of North Carolina:

N. C. Adjutant General's Office North Carolina: A Call to Arms! Raleigh [N.C.]: Thompson & Co., 1861. Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Image credit:

"Major General Gregory A. Lusk, Adjutant General of North Carolina, assumed role in 2010." Photograph. North Carolina National Guard. (accessed November 21, 2012).




I was interesting in joining the AGR program in North Carolina. I'm currently active duty, stationed at Fort Hood. I am in the grade of 1LT preparing for the CPTs board. I was wondering if there was any information that you could provide to help my process? I've read that you have to be apart of the national guard first before going AGR. Is that accurate? Any information that you can provide will be helpful.

Thank you in advance for your help!



Thank you for visiting NCpedia and taking time to share your comment and question.

NCpedia is an educational online encyclopedia about North Carolina and published by the NC Government & Heritage Library (at the State Library of NC) so I am unable to give you any advice about becoming part of the Active Guard Reserve. 

However, I have located their website and I think there are a number of links that have information:

I hope this helps!

Good luck and best wishes,

Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library

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