Noun personnel has 2 senses
  1. force, personnel - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
    --1 is a kind of organization, organisation
    --1 has particulars:
     guerrilla force, guerilla force; military service, armed service, service; military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine; paramilitary, paramilitary force, paramilitary unit, paramilitary organization, paramilitary organisation; police, police force, constabulary, law; security force, private security force; military police, MP; work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men; patrol; military personnel, soldiery, troops; rank and file, rank; staff; line personnel; management personnel
  2. personnel department, personnel office, personnel, staff office - the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for seting policies for personnel management
    --2 is a kind of department, section