Definition of lieutenant colonel in English:

lieutenant colonel

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  • A commissioned officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above major and below colonel.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘He was a senior military officer - an army lieutenant colonel - seconded twice to ONA to work at senior levels with the highest security clearances.’
    • ‘I did have a coalition partner with me, a lieutenant colonel from the Australian army, but they still weren't talking to the media at that time.’
    • ‘The two generals will supervise seven sector commanders of colonel or lieutenant colonel rank who will take direct responsibility in the field.’
    • ‘Senior officers from lieutenant colonel through general are also faced with far greater complexity and intellectual challenge than in the past.’
    • ‘A cavalry officer needed £600-700, eight times a second lieutenant's annual salary and twice a lieutenant colonel's.’
    • ‘A colonel was heard more quickly than a major or lieutenant colonel.’
    • ‘A squadron, usually commanded by a lieutenant colonel, normally consists of two or more flights and has 50 to 750 personnel.’
    • ‘He is a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard and is commander of the First Battalion, 148th Infantry.’
    • ‘This week, the men, a lieutenant colonel and five captains, are learning a different way to fight - the American way.’
    • ‘He is a 1972 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1995.’
    • ‘In the postwar regular army he was a lieutenant colonel in command of the 7th Cavalry.’
    • ‘He is a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served as an advisor in Vietnam and later taught military history and strategy at West Point.’
    • ‘The lead FAO in each cell would ideally be a lieutenant colonel, with three to five FAO majors on his staff.’
    • ‘The office is headed by a lieutenant colonel, but his deputy is a civilian who provides it with some institutional memory.’
    • ‘It said the illegal selling of fuel involved four officers, including an Army lieutenant colonel from the association.’
    • ‘The delegation is comprised of active-duty officers ranging from lieutenant colonel to major.’
    • ‘Then a lieutenant colonel, Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill and into the pages of American history.’


lieutenant colonel

/lo͞oˈˌtenənt ˈkərnl/ /luˈˌtɛnənt ˈkərnl/