Definition of lieutenant colonel in English:

lieutenant colonel

Syllabification: lieu·ten·ant colo·nel


  • A commissioned officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above major and below colonel.
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    • Placing military advisers with the rank of major or lieutenant colonel at the Colombian Army's general headquarters is the next step.
    • Four to six companies make up a battalion, which is normally commanded by a lieutenant colonel with a command sergeant major as principal NCO assistant.
    • Depending on the intensity of the conflict, today, there can be a colonel or a lieutenant colonel coordinating airlift and air-refueling forces.

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