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Lieutenant colonel

Insignia of a United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel

In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. In the U.S. Navy, the rank of commander is comparable to the rank of lieutenant colonel. The insignia for all four positions is a silver oak leaf.

In the British Army and Royal Marines, a lieutenant colonel wears a crown above a pip. The crown has varied in the past with different monarchs; the current one being the Crown of St Edward.

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