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Lieutenant colonel

Navies Armies Air forces
Officers
Admiral of
the fleet
Marshal or
Field marshal
Marshal of
the air force
Admiral General Air chief marshal
Vice admiral Lieutenant general Air marshal
Rear admiral Major general Air vice-marshal
Commodore Brigadier Air commodore
Captain Colonel Group captain
Commander Lieutenant colonel Wing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major or
Commandant
Squadron leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenant Lieutenant Flying officer
Ensign Second
lieutenant
Pilot officer
Midshipman Officer cadet Officer cadet
Seamen, soldiers and airmen
Chief petty officer or
Warrant officer
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Warrant officer
Warrant officer
Petty officer Sergeant Sergeant
Leading seaman Corporal Corporal
Seaman Private Aircraftman

Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine forces and some air forces of the world, typically ranking above a major and below a colonel. The rank of lieutenant colonel is often shortened to simply "colonel" in conversation and in unofficial correspondence.[1] A lieutenant colonel is typically in charge of a battalion in the army.

Contents

  • Lieutenant colonel ranks by country 1
  • Lieutenant colonel equivalents 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Lieutenant colonel ranks by country

The following articles deal with the rank of lieutenant colonel (or its equivalent)

Lieutenant colonel equivalents

  • Afghanistan — Dagarman (دګرمن)
  • Arabic - " Mokadam " (مقدم)
  • Albania — Nënkolonel
  • Armenia — Pokhgndapet (փոխգնդապետ)
  • Austria — Oberstleutnant
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina — Podpukovnik
  • Brazil — Tenente-coronel
  • Bulgaria — Podpolkovnik
  • Cambodia — Lok Vorsenito (លោកវរសេនីយ៍ទោ)
  • Colombia — Teniente Coronel
  • Croatia - Pukovnik
  • Czech Republic — Podplukovník
  • People's Republic of China — 中校
  • Republic of China (Taiwan) — 中校
  • Denmark — Oberstløjtnant
  • Egypt and Charter Arab League member countries — Moqaddem (مقدم)
  • Estonia — Kolonelleitnant
  • Ethiopia — Lieutenant koronel
  • Finland — Everstiluutnantti, Överstelöjtnant
  • Germany — Oberstleutnant
  • Georgia — Vice-colonel (vitse-polkovniki)
  • Greece — Antisyntagmatarkhis
  • Hungary — Alezredes
  • Indonesia — Letnan kolonel (abbreviated Letkol).[3]
  • Iran — Sarhang dovom (سرهنگ دوم)
  • Israel — Sgan aluf (סגן-אלוף)
  • Italy — Tenente colonnello
  • Japan — Ni sa (二佐)
  • North Korea — Jungjwa (중좌)
  • South Korea — Jungryung (중령)
  • Latvia — Pulkvežleitnants
  • Lebanon — مقدم
  • Lithuania — Pulkininkas leitenantas
  • Macedonia - Потполковник (Potpolkovnik)
  • Malta — Logotenent kurunell
  • Netherlands — Luitenant-kolonel
  • Norway — Oberstløytnant
  • Philippines — Kalakan (Tagalog), Teniente Coronel (Spanish)
  • Poland — Podpułkownik
  • Portugal — Tenente-coronel
  • Romania — Locotenent colonel
  • Russia — Podpolkovnik
  • Saudi Arabia — مقدم
  • Serbia — Potpukovnik
  • Slovakia — Podplukovník
  • Slovenia — Podpolkovnik
  • Somalia — Gaashaanle Dhexe
  • South Africa — Commandant/kommandant (1950–1994); Lieutenant-colonel or Luitenant-kolonel (Afrikaans language: pre-1950 and post-1994)
  • Spain and some Spanish speaking countriesTeniente coronel
  • Sweden — Överstelöjtnant
  • Switzerland — Oberstleutnant (German language)
  • Thailand — พันโท
  • Turkey — Yarbay
  • Ukraine — Pidpolkovnyk
  • Vietnam — Trung Tá

See also

References

  1. ^ LTC Keith E. Bonn, Army Officer's Guide, 50th Edition, p. 14. Mechanicsville, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2005.
  2. ^ British Army website
  3. ^ All Indonesian military services share the same rank name and insignia – i.e. two gold jasmine buds. A lieutenant colonel in the Army usually has a billet as battalion commander, regiment / brigade chief of staff, headquarters staff, department head, or commander of any unit that has the same level as battalion. In the Navy, the common billet is ship's commanding officer, squadron commander, shore department head or staff position. In the Air Force, it has the billet of squadron commander of battalion commander of Air Force Special Force's Corps. In the Marine Corps, usual billet is infantry battalion commander or infantry brigade's chief of staff, although it can command an artillery or cavalry regiment.
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