What does lieutenant colonel mean?

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lieu·tenant colonel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lieutenant colonel, light colonel(noun)

    a commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines holding a rank above major and below colonel


  1. lieutenant colonel(Noun)

    An army officer in most countries, ranking below a colonel and above a major. Often the commander of a battalion or the executive officer of a regiment.

  2. lieutenant colonel(Noun)

    An officer in the United States Marine Corps or Royal Marines, of equivalent rank to their counterparts in the army.

  3. lieutenant colonel(Noun)

    An officer in the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserve, or Air National Guard, ranking below colonel and above major. Often the commander of a squadron or the executive officer of a wing.


  1. Lieutenant Colonel

    In the United States Army, United States Air Force, and United States Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of major and just below the rank of colonel. It is equivalent to the naval rank of commander in the other uniformed services. The pay grade for the rank of lieutenant colonel is O-5. The insignia for the rank consists of a silver oak leaf, with slight stylized differences between the Army/Air Force version and the Navy/Marine Corps version. Promotion to lieutenant colonel is governed by Department of Defense policies derived from the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act of 1980. DOPMA guidelines suggest 70% of majors should be promoted to lieutenant colonel after serving a minimum of three years at their present rank and after attaining 15-17 years of cumulative commissioned service.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lieutenant colonel

    The rank next below that of colonel.

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  1. lieutenantcolonel


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lieutenant colonel in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lieutenant colonel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of lieutenant colonel in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I'm lucky National Security Council had this transcript, which, by the way, has been verified by the lieutenant colonel -- the lieutenant colonel, OK ?

  2. David Pressman:

    They conflict with the clear personnel record and the entirety of the impeachment record of which the President is well aware, while the most powerful man in the world continues his campaign of intimidation, while too many entrusted with political office continue to remain silent, Lieutenant Colonel Vindman continues his service to our country as a decorated, active duty member of our military.

  3. Ann Wright:

    People who have privilege - I'm a white woman, I'm a retired lieutenant colonel - have to do this because we can.

  4. Letitia McMaster:

    Our father, Lieutenant Colonel Herbert R. McMaster( U.S. Army, retired), was a tough and compassionate soldier and public servant. He was committed to his neighbors, his fellow soldiers, his community and his country, the best way to honor his memory is for all of us to do all we can to prevent others from suffering at the hands of those who lack compassion and abandon even the most basic standards of human decency.

  5. Alexander Vindman:

    The privilege of serving my country is not only rooted in my military service, but also in my personal history. I sit here, as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, an immigrant, my family fled the Soviet Union when I was three-and-a-half years old. Upon arriving in New York City in 1979, my father worked multiple jobs to support us, all the while learning English at night. He stressed to us the importance of fully integrating into our adopted country.

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