Lieutenant Colonel
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Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant colonel (pronounced Lef-ten-ent Kernel (UK & Commonwealth) or Loo-ten-ent Kernel (US)) is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, 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.[1] A lieutenant colonel is typically in charge of a battalion or regiment in the army.

Lieutenant colonel ranks by country

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

Lieutenant colonel equivalents

  • Azerbaijan - Polkovnik leytenant
  • Afghanistan -- Dagarman ()
  • Arab world -- Moqaddam (?)
  • Albania -- Nënkolonel
  • Argentina - Teniente Coronel
  • Armenia -- Pokhgndapet (?)
  • 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 (?)
  • Colombia -- Teniente Coronel
  • Croatia - Podpukovnik
  • Czech Republic -- Podplukovník
  • People's Republic of China -- (Zh?ng xiào)
  • Republic of China (Taiwan) -- (Zh?ng xiào)
  • Denmark -- Oberstløjtnant
  • Estonia -- Kolonelleitnant
  • Ethiopia -- Lieutenant koronel
  • Finland -- Everstiluutnantti, Överstelöjtnant
  • France -- Lieutenant-colonel
  • Germany -- Oberstleutnant
  • Georgia -- Vice-colonel (vitse-polkovniki)
  • Greece -- Antisyntagmatarkhis
  • Honduras -- Teniente Coronel
  • Hungary -- Alezredes
  • Indonesia -- Letnan kolonel (abbreviated Letkol)[a]
  • Iran -- Sarhang dovom ( )
  • Israel -- Sgan aluf (-? / ?)
  • Italy -- Tenente colonnello
  • Japan -- Ni sa ()
  • North Korea -- Jungjwa ()
  • South Korea -- Jungryung ()
  • Latvia -- Pulkve?leitnants
  • Lithuania -- Pulkininkas leitenantas
  • Macedonia - (Potpolkovnik)
  • Malaysia - Leftenan-Kolonel
  • Malta -- Logotenent kurunell
  • Mongolia -- (Ded Khurandaa)
  • Netherlands -- Luitenant-kolonel
  • Norway -- Oberstløytnant
  • Pakistan - Lieutenant Colonel
  • Philippines -- Kalakan (Tagalog), Teniente Coronel (Spanish)
  • Poland -- Podpu?kownik
  • Portugal -- Tenente-coronel
  • Romania -- Locotenent colonel
  • Russia -- Podpolkovnik
  • 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 countries -- Teniente coronel
  • Sweden -- Överstelöjtnant
  • Switzerland -- Oberstleutnant (German language), Lieutenant-colonel (French language)
  • Thailand --
  • Turkey -- Yarbay
  • Ukraine -- Pidpolkovnyk
  • Vietnam -- Trung Tá

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See also

Notes

  1. ^ 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.

References

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

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