Lieutenant Colonel


Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel (Lieutenant-Colonel in English from the French grade's spelling) is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine corps and air forces of the world, typically ranking above a Major and below a Colonel. The rank of Lieutenant Colonel is often verbally shortened to simply "Colonel".

Lieutenant Colonel ranks by country

The following articles deal with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (or its equivalent)

* Lieutenant-Colonel (Canada) - Sometimes referred to as a "light colonel" in the Air Force.
* Lieutenant-Colonel (United Kingdom) - In Britain, a lieutenant-colonel is sometimes colloquially

Lieutenant Colonel equivalents

* Potpukovnik (Serbia)
* Chungryong (South Korea)
* 중좌 (Jungjwa) (North Korea)
* Oberstleutnant (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
* Obersturmbannführer (German SS)
* Podpolkovnik (Bulgaria)
* Podpolkovnik (Russia)
* Pidpolkovnyk (Ukraine)
* Vice-colonel (vitse-polkovniki) (Georgia)
* Podpułkownik (Poland)
* Everstiluutnantti (Finland)
* Podpolkovnik (Slovenia)
* Podplukovník (Czech Republic)
* Sgan Aluf (סגן-אלוף) (Israel)
* 中佐"chusa" (Japan)
* Wing Commander (some Commonwealth air forces)
* Teniente coronel (Spanish speaking countries)
* Tenente colonnello (Italy)
* Antisyntagmatarkhis (Greece)
* Yarbay (Turkey)
* Alezredes (Hungary)
* Pokhgndapet - Փոխգնդապետ (Armenia)
* Tenente-Coronel (Brazil and Portugal)
* 中校 (Zhōng Xiào)(China)
* Överstelöjtnant (Sweden)
* Luitenant-Kolonel (Netherlands and South Africa)
* Oberstløytnant (Norway)
* Oberstløjtnant (Denmark)
* Dagarman (دګرمن) (Afghanistan)
* Podplukovník (Slovak Republic)
* พันโท (Thailand)
* Trung Tá (Vietnam)
* Vishesh Upsenapati (India)

ee also

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


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