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LIEUTENANT COLONEL is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel . The rank of lieutenant colonel is often shortened to simply "colonel" in conversation and in unofficial correspondence. Sometimes, the term, 'half-colonel' is used in casual conversation in the British Army. A lieutenant colonel is typically in charge of a battalion in the army.

CONTENTS

* 1 Lieutenant
Lieutenant
colonel ranks by country * 2 Lieutenant
Lieutenant
colonel equivalents * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 External links

LIEUTENANT COLONEL RANKS BY COUNTRY

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

* Lieutenant-colonel (Canada) * Lieutenant-colonel (India) * Lieutenant-colonel (France) * Lieutenant
Lieutenant
colonel (United Kingdom) * Lieutenant
Lieutenant
colonel (United States)

LIEUTENANT COLONEL EQUIVALENTS

* Afghanistan — Dagarman (دګرمن) * Arab world
Arab world
— Moqaddam (مقدم) * Albania — Nënkolonel * Armenia — Pokhgndapet (փոխգնդապետ) * Austria — Oberstleutnant * Belgium — Lieutenant-colonel (French language), Luitenant-kolonel (Dutch language) * Bosnia and Herzegovina — Potpukovnik * Brazil — Tenente-coronel * Chile — Teniente Coronel * Bulgaria — Podpolkovnik * Cambodia — Lok Vorsenito (លោកវរសេនីយ៍ទោ) * Colombia — Teniente Coronel * Croatia - Podpukovnik * Czech Republic — Podplukovník * People's Republic of China — 中校 (Zhōng xiào) * Republic of China (Taiwan) — 中校 (Zhōng xiào) * Denmark — Oberstløjtnant * Estonia — Kolonelleitnant * Ethiopia — Lieutenant
Lieutenant
koronel * Finland — Everstiluutnantti , Överstelöjtnant

* Germany — Oberstleutnant

* Nazi Germany — Obersturmbannführer (only in the SS )

* Georgia — Vice-colonel (vitse-polkovniki) * Greece — Antisyntagmatarkhis * Honduras — Teniente Coronel * Hungary — Alezredes * Indonesia — Letnan kolonel (abbreviated Letkol) * Iran — Sarhang dovom (سرهنگ دوم) * Israel — Sgan aluf (סגן-אלוף / סא״ל) * Italy — Tenente colonnello * Japan — Ni sa (二佐) * North Korea — Jungjwa (중좌) * South Korea — Jungryung (중령) * Latvia — Pulkvežleitnants * Lithuania — Pulkininkas leitenantas * Macedonia - Потполковник (Potpolkovnik) * Malaysia - Leftenan-Kolonel * Malta — Logotenent kurunell * Mongolia — Дэд Худандаа (Ded Khurandaa) * Netherlands — Luitenant-kolonel * Norway — Oberstløytnant * Philippines — Kalakan (Tagalog), Teniente Coronel (Spanish) * Poland — Podpułkownik * Portugal — Tenente-coronel * Romania — Locotenent colonel * Russia — Podpolkovnik * Serbia — Potpukovnik
Potpukovnik
* Slovakia — Podplukovník * Slovenia — Podpolkovnik * Somalia — Gaashaanle Dhexe * South Africa — Commandant /kommandant (1950–1994); Lieutenant-colonel or Luitenant-kolonel ( Afrikaans
Afrikaans
language: pre-1950 and post-1994) * Spain and some Spanish speaking countries — Teniente coronel * Sweden — Överstelöjtnant * Switzerland — Oberstleutnant (German language), Lieutenant-colonel (French language) * Thailand — พันโท * Turkey — Yarbay * Ukraine — Pidpolkovnyk * Vietnam — Trung Tá

SEE ALSO

* Comparative military ranks * Canadian Forces ranks and insignia * British Army
Army
officer rank insignia * U.S. Army
Army
officer rank insignia

NOTES

* ^ All Indonesian military services share the same rank name and insignia – i.e. two gold jasmine buds. A lieutenant colonel in the Army
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.

REFERENCES

* ^ LTC Keith E. Bonn, Army
Army
Officer's Guide, 50th Edition, p. 14. Mechanicsville, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2005. * ^ British Army
Army
website Archived September 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
.

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