What is Aide-De-Camp and How to Become an ADC

An ADC aka aide-de-camp is an official position in the Indian Armed forces whose primary role is to look after the day-to-day task and protocol of the official he/she attached to. ADCs are officers who serve as the personal assistant of top officers including the Army Chief, Army Commanders, governors, and President of India.

  • The President of India has five aides-de-camp three from the Army, and one each from the Navy and the Air Force.
  • State governor has two aides-de-camp one comes from either the Army/Navy/Air Force, and the other one from the state’s police force.
  • 16 aides-de-camp are provided by the Army to the governors, while the rest come from the Navy and the Indian Air Force.
  • An ADC should have five to seven years of experience in the armed forces. He is selected on the basis of his professional performance and an interview.

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