The following describes the U.S. Army Colonel rank insignia, salary, formal and informal ways to address a Colonel.
Army Colonel Rank
An Army Colonel, abbreviated COL, is addressed as “Colonel” or “Sir” by subordinate officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers NCOs such as Army Sergeants and Army Privates. A Colonel is commonly assigned as a Brigade Commander. Many refer to this rank as a “Bird Colonel” or “Full-Bird Colonel” to differentiate the rank from Lieutenant Colonel.
An Army Colonel has a pay grade of O-6 with a starting salary of $6,186.60 per month as of 2015. The salary range is $6,186.60 – $9,272.10 mo.
|Salary:||$6,186.60 – $9,272.10 mo.|
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