- Please see "lieutenant colonel" for other countries which use this rank
In the Canadian Forces, the rank of lieutenant-colonel (LCol) (French: lieutenant-colonel or lcol) is an Army or Air Force rank equal to a commander of the Royal Canadian Navy. A lieutenant-colonel is the second-highest rank of senior officer. A lieutenant-colonel is senior to a major or lieutenant-commander, and junior to a colonel or naval captain.
The rank insignia for a lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force is three 1 cm stripes of gold braid, worn on the cuffs of the service-dress jacket, and on slip-ons on other uniforms. In the Canadian Army, the rank insignia is one pip and a crown.
Lieutenant-colonels are addressed by rank and name; thereafter by subordinates as "Sir" or "Ma'am".
In the Canadian army, lieutenant-colonels are often employed as commanding officers of battalion-sized groups, such as infantry battalions, armoured regiments, artillery field regiments, engineer field regiments, signal regiments and service battalions.
CADPAT uniform (old insignia)
|Commissioned officer ranks of the Canadian Forces|
|NATO rank code||Student Officer||OF-1||OF-2||OF-3||OF-4||OF-5||OF-6
|Royal Canadian Navy||NCdt||A/SLt||SLt||Lt(N)||LCdr||Cdr||Capt||Cmdre||RAdm||VAdm||Adm
|Canadian Army||OCdt||2Lt||Lt||Capt||Maj||LCol||Col||BGen||MGen||LGen||Gen||Not used|
|Royal Canadian Air Force||OCdt||2Lt||Lt||Capt||Maj||LCol||Col||BGen||MGen||LGen||Gen||Not used|
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