from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group of military officers charged with assisting the commander of a division or higher unit in planning, coordinating, and supervising operations.

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  • n. military officers assigned to assist a senior officer in planning military policy


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  • When the general staff officer of the Infanterieführer II at Schwerin,

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  • A martial tradition, public respect for the profession of arms, and the long-continued service of a well-trained general staff may be ponderable factors, but unless there is vast manpower from which to sift and develop good soldiers, mere experience may not be enough to assure continuing good field command above the grade of colonel.


  • Moreover, it has now become the fashion among the various non-Prussian rulers of the German Confederation, to send the junior members of their families ” the young men ” to Berlin for a time, in order to complete their military education under the eyes of the kaiser, and to be in touch with that general staff which is virtually the Supreme Council of War of the German army.

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  • The new command's chief of staff was General Staff Major von le Suire, and its first general staff officer was General Staff Hauptmann Röttiger.

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  • Morris made his pitch to the French general staff during a meeting at Luzerne’s house on September 5.

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  • At the same time, he despatched a Prussian officer of the general staff and his private secretary, Lothar Bucher, to Spain in order that they might study the situation.

    Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire

  • With his appointment to the position of first general staff officer in the Inspectorate of Motor Transport Troops on 1

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  • Assisting these two officers from January 1932 were General Staff Major Walther K. Nehring as first general staff officer and Hauptmann Charles de Beaulieu as second general staff officer.

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  • Generalfeldmarschall von Kluge, Generaloberst Guderian, and the chief of the Luftwaffe general staff Jeschonnek attended a meeting with Hitler.

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