U.S. Army Officer Rank: Army Lieutenant Colonel Rank


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The following describes the U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel rank insignia, salary, formal and informal ways to address a Lieutenant Colonel.

Army Lieutenant Colonel Rank

Army Lieutenant Colonel Rank

Army Lieutenant Colonel rank consists of a silver oak leaf. Lieutenant Colonel is the fifth in the series of Army Commissioned Officer ranks after Major and before Colonel.

An Army Lieutenant Colonel, abbreviated LTC, is addressed as “Colonel” or “Sir” by subordinate officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers NCOs such as Army Sergeants and Army Privates. A Lieutenant Colonel is commonly assigned as a Battalion Commander.

An Army Lieutenant Colonel has a pay grade of O-5 with a starting salary of $5,157.60 per month as of 2015. The salary range is $5,157.60 – $8,281.20 mo.


Rank:Lieutenant ColonelAbbr:LTC
Grade:O-5Formal:“Colonel”, “Sir”
Salary:$5,157.60 – $8,281.20 mo.  
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