Definition of General staff
1. Noun. Military officers assigned to assist a senior officer in planning military policy.
Generic synonyms: Staff
Lexicographical Neighbors of General Staff
Literary usage of General staff
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The general staff Corps 'under like direction is further charged with the duty of preparing plans for the national defense and for the mobilization of the ..."
2. Military Laws of the United States by United States (1921)
"831), originally prescribed the composition of the general staff Corps, providing that It was to consist of 1 Chief of Staff, ..."
3. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1913)
"Improved methods of the line, comprising the combatant training were prescribed, closer re- troops, including the general staff, I lations were established ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Officers for the general staff are «elected exclusively from the regular army, and, ... Officers of the general staff, as a rule, are not under the rank of ..."
5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"Compiled in the Topographical Section, general staff. Scale 1:1000000 or 1 inch ... general staff. Liberia. Parta of sheets 59 and 71 of the map of Africa. ..."