Who we are
The Adjutant General's Corps (AGC) is one of the largest Corps in the British Army and provides support in the form of Military Personnel Administrators, Military Police, Military Provost Staff, Military Provost Guard Service, Educational and Training Services and Army Legal Services.
The Provost Branch of the Adjutant General's Corps includes three distinct organisations:
- Royal Military Police - The Army's specialists in investigations and policing, and are responsible for policing the military community.
- Military Provost Staff - The Army's specialists in Custody and Detention, providing advice on inspection and surety.
- Military Provost Guard Service - provides trained professional soldiers to meet Defence armed security requirements.
Army Legal Services
Army Legal Services (ALS) is comprised of professionally qualified solicitors, barristers and Scottish advocates.
The role of ALS is the provision of legal support to the Army.
As the legal repercussions of the Army's actions continue to increase in importance, it's a vital area of the Army's work. The responsibilities are extensive, legal advice on international, civil and military law and advising on operational law, the law of armed conflict and rules of engagement to prosecuting in the Court Martial.
ALS is commanded by the Director Army Legal Services (DALS).
Staff and Personnel Support
The Staff and Personnel Support (SPS) Branch is a large part of the Adjutant General’s Corps. SPS personnel are soldiers first and serve alongside and administer every Unit in the British Army, Regular and Reserve.
SPS personnel are responsible for the provision of Personnel Administration and Management Information, Financial Management (including pay, allowances, recovery of charges, accounting and audit) and Administrative Staff Support to the British Army, during peacetime and on operations. People are the Army’s most important resource and we look after all of them.
Educational and Training Services
Educational and Training Services (ETS) officers provide learning and development opportunities for serving personnel wherever they are around the world.
Education is vital to ensure that officers and soldiers are intellectually able to meet the roles of a modern technological army both in barracks and when deployed on complex and challenging operations.
ETS provides that education to Regular and Reserve Army personnel, helping them to meet the challenges of the 21st century challenges by training for certainty and educating for uncertainty.
The Adjutant General's Corps Association
The Adjutant General's Corps Association is located in Worthy Down, near Winchester, home of the Adjutant General's Corps and was established in 1992 to promote a lasting bond of friendship between the serving and retired members of The Adjutant General’s Corps and their dependants.
The Association preserves the traditions of the AGC and also actively encourages contact between past and present members of the Corps including antecedent Corps, to foster mutual comradeship and to promote esprit de corps.
History of the Corps
The Adjutant General's Corps was formed from the Royal Army Pay Corps, the Corps of Royal Military Police, the Military Provost Staff Corps, the Royal Army Educational Corps, the Army Legal Corps and the Staff Clerks from the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
The clerks from the Royal Corps of Transport, The Royal Pioneer Corps and the Army Catering Corps were transferred to the Adjutant General's Corps on formation of the Royal Logistics Corps.
The clerks from all other Arms and Services were subsumed into SPS Branch.
The Military Provost Guard Service (MPGS) formed as part of Provost Branch.