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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Saudi officials also said the group included a forensic expert and lieutenant colonel at the Saudi Ministry of Interior, Salah al-Tubaigy. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, "Photos Link Suspect in Alleged Killing of Journalist to Saudi Government," 21 Oct. 2018 View Photos William Clem, 92, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who worked as a contracts manager for General Electric Information Services in Rockville, Md., from 1979 until the early 1990s, died April 23 at a hospital in Redwood City, Calif. Marc Lewis, Washington Post, "Community deaths," 13 June 2018 Robert Laychak, 86, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in a combat artillery unit during the Vietnam War and also in overseas postings in Germany and Iran, died Jan. 24 at a hospital in Bethesda, Md. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 21 Apr. 2018 David Castillo, a retired lieutenant colonel who spent 31 years in the Army, works for Clorox in Aberdeen. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Havre de Grace leaders honor hometown National Guard soldier," 9 July 2018 In August 1990, Shelton, then a young lieutenant colonel, took command of the 2nd Space Operations Squadron in Colorado. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "The New Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space," 26 June 2018 Stock is a former Army lieutenant colonel who helped create MAVNI. David Begnaud, CBS News, "Immigrant recruit abruptly discharged from Army without explanation," 10 July 2018 Several candidates, including Fitzgerald who was a lieutenant colonel in the Army, said Congress needs exercise more oversight over decisions to deploy the armed forces. Bryan Lowry, kansascity, "GOP candidates in Kansas congressional race give similar sales pitches in Leavenworth," 27 June 2018 Their commander, US Air Force lieutenant colonel Peter Norsky, is in his mid-thirties. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "The New Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space," 26 June 2018

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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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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