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Lieutenant colonel (United States)

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Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Carter, Intelligence Officer (Marine Stories)

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Lieutenant colonel Meaning

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Lt. Col. Vindman responds to Nunes addressing him as "Mr. Vindman" in exchange about whistleblower

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Stewart asks Vindman if he always insists civilians call him by his rank

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The Origin of the Rank "Lieutenant"

In the United States Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force, a lieutenant colonel is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of major and just below the rank of colonel. It is equivalent to the naval rank of commander in the other uniformed services.
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