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Encyclopedia > Lieutenant Colonel
Common Military Ranks
Navies
(English-speaking
world)
Armies and
some Air Forces
Air Forces
(Commonwealth)
Admiral of the Fleet Field Marshal Marshal of the Air Force
Admiral General Air Chief Marshal
Commodore Brigadier Air Commodore
Captain Colonel Group Captain
Commander Lieutenant Colonel Wing Commander
Lieutenant Commander Major Squadron Leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant Lieutenant Flying Officer
Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Warrant Officer
Petty Officer Sergeant Sergeant
Leading Rate Corporal Corporal
Seaman Private Aircraftman

Lieutenant Colonel (Lieutenant-Colonel in English from the French grade's spelling) is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine corps and air forces of the world, typically ranking above a Major and below a Colonel. The rank of Lieutenant Colonel is often verbally shortened to simply "Colonel". rank. ... Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... Marshal of the Air Force is a generic term for the most senior rank in an air force, equivalent to Field Marshal or Fleet Admiral. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... General is a military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations have the higher rank of Field Marshal. ... Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns in RAF No 1 Dress uniform Air Chief Marshal (Air Chf Mshl or ACM) is a senior air officer rank in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom As well as the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and air forces of many Commonwealth... Commodore is a military rank used in some navies for officers whose position exceeds that of a Captain, but is less than that of a Flag Officer. ... Brigadier (IPA pronunciation: ) is a military rank, the meaning of which has a considerable variation. ... An Air Commodoress sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Commodore is the fourth most senior rank active in the Royal Air Force today, after the deactivation of Marshal of the Royal Air Force as a substantive rank in peacetime during defence cuts of the 1990s. ... . Captain, is the name most often given in naval circles to the NATO rank code of OF-5. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... A Group Captains sleeve/shoulder insignia A Group Captains command flag Group Captain is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries. ... Commander is a military rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. ... A Wing Commanders sleeve/shoulder insignia A Wing Commanders command flag Wing Commander is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries. ... In the Royal Navy, United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a lieutenant commander (lieutenant-commander or Lt Cdr in the RN) is a commissioned officer superior to a lieutenant and inferior to a commander. ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... A Squadron Leaders sleeve/shoulder insignia Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr in the RAF, SQNLDR in the RNZAF and RAAF and S/L in the former RCAF) is a commissioned rank in some air forces. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... A Captain in armies, air forces and marine forces, is a rank an army or air force rank with a NATO rank code of OF-2. ... A Flight Lieutenants sleeve/shoulder insignia Flight Lieutenant (abbreviated as Flt Lt and pronounced as flight lef-tenant, see Lieutenant) is a junior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many Commonwealth countries. ... A Lieutenant, Junior Grade, is a division officer in the United States Navy. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Two Bermuda Regiment Warrant Officers. ... Two Bermuda Regiment Warrant Officers. ... Two Bermuda Regiment Warrant Officers. ... A Petty Officer is a noncommissioned officer or equivalent in many navies. ... For other uses, see Sergeant (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Sergeant (disambiguation). ... Leading Rating (or Leading Rate) is the most senior of the junior rates in the British Royal Navy. ... This article is about the military rank. ... This article is about the military rank. ... This article is about a military rank. ... A Private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to Nato Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in). ... Aircraftman (AC) (or Aircraftwoman (ACW)) is the lowest rank in the Royal Air Force, ranking below Leading Aircraftman and having a NATO rank code of OR-1. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A Marine is an elite warrior whose primary function is to serve aboard a ship and/or assault the land from the sea in amphibious warfare. ... An air force, in some countries called an air army, is a military or armed service that primarily conducts aerial warfare. ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


Lieutenant Colonel ranks by country

The following articles deal with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (or its equivalent) as it is employed in various countries:

In the Canadian Forces, the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) (French: lieutenant-colonel or lcol) is an Army or Air Force rank equal to a Commander of the Navy. ... Insignia of a British Army Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel is a British rank used in several Commonwealth countries superior to Major and subordinate to Colonel. ... Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel is a rank of the United States armed forces which is currently used by the United States Army, United States Air Force and United States Marine Corps. ...

Lieutenant Colonel equivalents

Chungryong (often spelled Chung-Ryong) is a South Korean officer rank which is considered the equivalent of a Lieutenant Colonel (in the Army and Air Force) and also to a Commander in the Republic of Korea Navy. ... Jungjwa is a North Korean military rank that is considered the equivalent of a Lieutenant Colonel (or a naval Commander) in other countries. ... Oberstleutnant is the German Army (Bundeswehr) equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel, above Major, and below Oberst. ... SS-Obersturmbannführer Rank Patch SA-Obersturmbannführer Rank Patch Obersturmbannführer was a paramilitary Nazi Party rank which was used by both the SA and the SS. The title was first created as an SA rank in 1932 after an expansion of the SA created the need for an... This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedias quality standards. ... Podpolkovnik, a Sub-Polkovnik, is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel. ... Podpolkovnik, a Sub-Polkovnik, is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel. ... Podpolkovnik, a Sub-Polkovnik, is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel. ... PodpuÅ‚kownik (literarily sub-Regimentary, abbrev. ... Podpolkovnik, a Sub-Polkovnik, is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel. ... Aluf is the term used for general in the Israeli Defence Forces. ... A Wing Commanders sleeve/shoulder insignia A Wing Commanders command flag Wing Commander is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2006 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Don McKinnon (since 1 April 2000) Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total... Spanish () or Castilian () is an Iberian Romance language. ... Antisyntagmatarhis is used in the Greek language to mean Lieutenant Colonel. The term was first used in the Greek War of Independence (1821 - 1827). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

See also


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Lieutenant colonel - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki (474 words)
Lieutenant colonel (also referred to as field colonel in the Bajoran Militia) is a military rank, usually found in ground fighting forces (as opposed to naval services).
Lieutenant colonels of the US Army and US Marine Corps commonly commanded battalions, which were composed of a variable number (but never less than two) of companies, batteries, or similar smaller units, along with necessary headquarters personnel.
The lieutenant colonel rank is equivalent to the naval or Starfleet rank of commander.
P-38 Lightning (3371 words)
Signed by Captain Larry Blumer, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A Dobrowolski, First Lieutenant Robert C Milliken, Colonel Dick Willsie.
Signed by Oberleutnant Siegfried Bethke, Oberleutnant Gunther Seeger, Colonel Darrell G Welch and Oberleutnant Ernst Scheufele, in addition to the artist.
Signed by Oberleutnant Siegfried Bethke, Oberleutnant Gunther Seeger, Colonel Darrell G Welch, Major Heinz Lange and Oberleutnant Ernst Scheufele, in addition to the artist.
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