|Comparative military ranks in English|
Lieutenant colonel (UK: / / or 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. Several police forces in the United States use the rank of lieutenant 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. In the United States Air Force, the term 'light bird' or 'light bird colonel' is an acceptable casual reference to the rank but is never used directly towards the rank holder. A lieutenant colonel is typically in charge of a battalion or regiment in the army.
The following articles deal with the rank of lieutenant colonel (or its equivalent)
Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Indian Army (Lieutenant Colonel)
United States Army
Royal Netherlands Army
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