Lieutenant colonel

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Common anglophone military ranks
NaviesArmiesAir forces
Officers
Admiral of the fleetMarshal /
field marshal
Marshal of
the air force
AdmiralGeneralAir chief marshal
Vice admiralLieutenant generalAir marshal
Rear admiralMajor generalAir vice-marshal
CommodoreBrigadierAir commodore
CaptainColonelGroup captain
CommanderLieutenant colonelWing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major /
commandant
Squadron
leader
LieutenantCaptainFlight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenantLieutenantFlying officer
Ensign2nd lieutenantPilot officer
MidshipmanOfficer cadetOfficer cadet
Seamen, soldiers and airmen
Warrant officerSergeant major /
warrant officer
Warrant officer
Petty officerSergeantSergeant
Leading seamanCorporalCorporal
SeamanPrivateAircraftman
 
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Common anglophone military ranks
NaviesArmiesAir forces
Officers
Admiral of the fleetMarshal /
field marshal
Marshal of
the air force
AdmiralGeneralAir chief marshal
Vice admiralLieutenant generalAir marshal
Rear admiralMajor generalAir vice-marshal
CommodoreBrigadierAir commodore
CaptainColonelGroup captain
CommanderLieutenant colonelWing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major /
commandant
Squadron
leader
LieutenantCaptainFlight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenantLieutenantFlying officer
Ensign2nd lieutenantPilot officer
MidshipmanOfficer cadetOfficer cadet
Seamen, soldiers and airmen
Warrant officerSergeant major /
warrant officer
Warrant officer
Petty officerSergeantSergeant
Leading seamanCorporalCorporal
SeamanPrivateAircraftman

Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine forces and some air forces of the world, typically ranking above a major and below a colonel. The rank of lieutenant colonel is often shortened to simply "colonel" in conversation and in unofficial correspondence.[1] A lieutenant colonel is typically in charge of a battalion in the army.

Lieutenant colonel ranks by country[edit]

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

Lieutenant colonel equivalents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ LTC Keith E. Bonn, Army Officer's Guide, 50th Edition, p. 14. Mechanicsville, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2005.
  2. ^ British Army website