Lieutenant colonel

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Commissioned officers
Admiral of
the Fleet
Field Marshal or
General of the Army
Marshal of
the Air Force
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Vice Admiral Lieutenant General Air Marshal
Rear Admiral Major General Air Vice-Marshal
Commodore Brigadier or
Brigadier General
Air Commodore
Captain Colonel Group Captain
Commander Lieutenant Colonel Wing Commander
Lieutenant
Commander
Major or
Commandant
Squadron Leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Junior Grade
or
Sub-lieutenant
Lieutenant or
First Lieutenant
Flying Officer
Ensign or
Midshipman
Second Lieutenant Pilot Officer
Officer Cadet Officer Cadet Flight Cadet
Enlisted grades
Warrant officer Warrant officer or
sergeant major
Warrant officer
Petty officer Sergeant Sergeant
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bombardier
Corporal
Seaman Private or
gunner or
trooper
Aircraftman or
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Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel. The rank of lieutenant colonel is often shortened to simply "colonel" in conversation and in unofficial correspondence. Sometimes, the term, 'half-colonel' is used in casual conversation in the British Army.[1] A lieutenant colonel is typically in charge of a battalion in the army.

Lieutenant colonel ranks by country[]

The following articles deal with the rank of lieutenant colonel (or its equivalent)

Lieutenant colonel equivalents[]

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Notes[]

  1. ^ All Indonesian military services share the same rank name and insignia – i.e. two gold jasmine buds. A lieutenant colonel in the Army usually has a billet as battalion commander, regiment / brigade chief of staff, headquarters staff, department head, or commander of any unit that has the same level as battalion. In the Navy, the common billet is ship's commanding officer, squadron commander, shore department head or staff position. In the Air Force, it has the billet of squadron commander of battalion commander of Air Force Special Force's Corps. In the Marine Corps, usual billet is infantry battalion commander or infantry brigade's chief of staff, although it can command an artillery or cavalry regiment.

References[]

  1. ^ LTC Keith E. Bonn, Army Officer's Guide, 50th Edition, p. 14. Mechanicsville, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2005.
  2. ^ British Army website Archived September 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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