Definition of lieutenant colonel in English:

lieutenant colonel


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

    • ‘In the postwar regular army he was a lieutenant colonel in command of the 7th Cavalry.’
    • ‘The two generals will supervise seven sector commanders of colonel or lieutenant colonel rank who will take direct responsibility in the field.’
    • ‘Then a lieutenant colonel, Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill and into the pages of American history.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was a senior military officer - an army lieutenant colonel - seconded twice to ONA to work at senior levels with the highest security clearances.’
    • ‘A squadron, usually commanded by a lieutenant colonel, normally consists of two or more flights and has 50 to 750 personnel.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He is a 1972 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1995.’
    • ‘It said the illegal selling of fuel involved four officers, including an Army lieutenant colonel from the association.’
    • ‘This week, the men, a lieutenant colonel and five captains, are learning a different way to fight - the American way.’
    • ‘The lead FAO in each cell would ideally be a lieutenant colonel, with three to five FAO majors on his staff.’
    • ‘A colonel was heard more quickly than a major or lieutenant colonel.’
    • ‘Placing military advisers with the rank of major or lieutenant colonel at the Colombian Army's general headquarters is the next step.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Senior officers from lieutenant colonel through general are also faced with far greater complexity and intellectual challenge than in the past.’
    • ‘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 office is headed by a lieutenant colonel, but his deputy is a civilian who provides it with some institutional memory.’
    • ‘The delegation is comprised of active-duty officers ranging from lieutenant colonel to major.’


lieutenant colonel

/lo͞oˈˌtenənt ˈkərnl/