lieutenant colonel


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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Recent Examples on the Web For a lieutenant colonel, for which rank the base pay is $114,670, a 20-year pension would be worth about $57,335, or $4,778 a month. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021 In her statement appointing Kinzinger to the panel, Pelosi emphasized his military service as an Air Force veteran and lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard., 26 July 2021 Having reached the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces, Daaka is currently working on an initiative introducing coexistence education into the Israeli public school system, beginning with a pilot project in northern Israel. Renee Ghert-zand,, 14 July 2021 Her husband is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps. Alicia Fabbre,, 13 July 2021 Montgomery Cunningham Meigs was born in Annapolis on Jan. 11, 1945, a month after his father, an Army lieutenant colonel and tank commander, was killed in World War II action near Rohrbach-lès-Bitche, France. Washington Post, 13 July 2021 Rachel Vindman, who is married to the lieutenant colonel who testified against former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial, dismissed any future candidacy from the former secretary of state. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, 21 Jan. 2021 Her father, a Serbian immigrant, served in military intelligence as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed mostly in West Germany with his family. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, 25 June 2021 Jeffrey Dilley, 79, an Army Reserve intelligence officer from 1973 to 2002 who retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel, died March 18 at a hospital in Washington. Washington Post, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of lieutenant colonel

1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Lieutenant colonel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lieutenant colonel

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

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