lieutenant colonel

noun

Definition of lieutenant colonel

: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a major and below a colonel

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The party made camp the first night in Frederick, Maryland, where a brevet lieutenant colonel joined the group as a last-minute observer for the Tank Corps. al.com, "America’s military accomplished an amazing feat 100 years ago -- driving across country," 7 July 2019 Augustine, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in Afghanistan as a Green Beret and worked as a counterterrorism adviser in President George W. Bush’s administration. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, "Democrat Stephanie Murphy, Republican Michael Waltz discuss common ground at Orlando’s Tiger Bay Club," 28 June 2019 Boquist, 60, was with the Army Reserve for years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel with the special forces after an Iraq deployment, his campaign literature says. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Oregon senator, a war veteran, now under fire for threats," 8 July 2019 Boquist, 60, was with the Army Reserve for years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel with the special forces after an Iraq deployment, his campaign literature says. NBC News, "GOP senator faces hearing after threats to state police: 'Come heavily armed'," 5 July 2019 One son retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, and a grandson retired as a sergeant. Shelly Haskins, al.com, "Alabama WWII vet helped integrate the Marines," 23 June 2019 Roosevelt resigned as Navy secretary to train the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, serving as a lieutenant colonel under Col. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Roosevelt statue now part of Alamo Plaza," 11 June 2019 In 2007, Latimer retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Samantha Masunaga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kelly Latimer flies at the cutting edge of aviation — and soon, space," 20 June 2019 Lambert met the former French Army tank commander and lieutenant colonel in the Gendarmerie 15 years ago, when Coquel served as an informal interpreter during the 60th anniversary commemoration. Washington Post, "For D-Day survivor, perhaps last trip to Omaha Beach," 12 June 2019

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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lieutenant colonel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lieutenant colonel

: a military officer who has a rank just below a colonel

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