from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An officer with general investigative powers within a civil, military, or other organization.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a senior official responsible for inspecting conformance to the standards in a civil or military organization
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a staff officer of an army, whose duties are those of inspection, and embrace everything relative to organization, recruiting, discharge, administration, accountability for money and property, instruction, police, and discipline.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer charged with the oversight of some system of inspection, as that of an army, a class of public works or of machinery, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a military officer responsible for investigations
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Observing the maneuvers were the Reich youth leader and the inspector general of panzer troops.
Another visitor was the inspector general of panzer troops, Heinz Guderian, who came to witness a demonstration of the new Goliath remote-control tank.
Indeed, Annan resorted to more guerrilla warfare, preventing the undersecretary general in charge of OIOS from appearing at the Council meeting on procurement fraud, thus proving once and for all that OIOS had nowhere near the independence that a real inspector general had in the U.S. government.
In the South Pacific, he worked as inspector general of the Thirteenth Air Force.
However, based on a review of KSM’s plots aimed at the United States, whom the CIA inspector general “did not uncover any evidence that these plots were imminent.”
Congress also made him inspector general of the army, with powers, according to John Marshall, that amounted to “Imperium in imperio”in preparation for his assumption of a more open command.
The man promoted was Lieutenant Colonel John M. Jones, inspector general of Early's division.