One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rank of officer in the army and the US air force, above major and below 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 retired Army lieutenant colonel who served as an advisor in Vietnam and later taught military history and strategy at West Point.’
- ‘Then a lieutenant colonel, Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill and into the pages of American history.’
- ‘Senior officers from lieutenant colonel through general are also faced with far greater complexity and intellectual challenge than in the past.’
- ‘The lead FAO in each cell would ideally be a lieutenant colonel, with three to five FAO majors on his staff.’
- ‘He was a senior military officer - an army lieutenant colonel - seconded twice to ONA to work at senior levels with the highest security clearances.’
- ‘It said the illegal selling of fuel involved four officers, including an Army lieutenant colonel from the association.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He is a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard and is commander of the First Battalion, 148th Infantry.’
- ‘The two generals will supervise seven sector commanders of colonel or lieutenant colonel rank who will take direct responsibility in the field.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A colonel was heard more quickly than a major or lieutenant colonel.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Depending on the intensity of the conflict, today, there can be a colonel or a lieutenant colonel coordinating airlift and air-refueling forces.’
- ‘A cavalry officer needed £600-700, eight times a second lieutenant's annual salary and twice a lieutenant colonel's.’
- ‘Placing military advisers with the rank of major or lieutenant colonel at the Colombian Army's general headquarters is the next step.’
- ‘The office is headed by a lieutenant colonel, but his deputy is a civilian who provides it with some institutional memory.’
- ‘In the postwar regular army he was a lieutenant colonel in command of the 7th Cavalry.’
- ‘The delegation is comprised of active-duty officers ranging from lieutenant colonel to major.’
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