Lieutenant Colonel (IA)

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Imperial Army Ground Forces Command ranks
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Commissioned Officers
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
Enlisted Ranks
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)

The rank of Lieutenant Colonel (O5) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Army that commands a Battalion or has duties of similar importance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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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