Lieutenant Colonel (IA)
|Imperial Army Ground Forces Command ranks|
|O11a » Field Marshal|
|O10 » General (Colonel-General)|
|O9 » Lieutenant General|
|O8 » Major General|
|O7 » Brigadier General|
|O6 » Colonel|
|O5 » Lieutenant Colonel|
|O4 » Major|
|O3 » Captain|
|O2 » First Lieutenant|
|O1 » Second Lieutenant|
|O0 » Officer Cadet|
|E9 » Sergeant Major|
|E8 » Master Sergeant (First Sergeant)|
|E7 » Leading Sergeant|
|E6 » Staff Sergeant|
|E5 » Sergeant|
|E4 » Lance Sergeant|
|E3 » Corporal|
|E2 » Lance Corporal|
|E1 » Private (Private 1st Class)|
|E0 » Recruit (Private Recruit)|
Each Battalion in the Imperial Army, Imperial Marines and many Mercenary and Huscarle units will be commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. Several staff posts at Brigade level or higher are also held by Officers with this rank.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Army Close Orbit and Airspace Control Command is Squadron Leader.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Marines is Lieutenant Coronel.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Navy is Commander.
History & Background (Dossier)
The word "colonel" derives from the same root as the word "column" (Italian: colonna) and means "of a column", and, by implication, "commander of a column". The word "colonel" is therefore linked to the word "column" in a similar way that "brigadier" is linked to "brigade", although in English this relationship is not immediately obvious. By the end of the late medieval period, a group of "companies" was referred to as a "column" of an army.
The term Lieutenant Colonel indicates that this rank was originally created as the deputy for the Colonel.
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