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Lieutenant Colonel

 

(podpolkovnik), a military officer’s rank in the armed forces of the USSR and in some other states. It was introduced in the USSR on Sept. 1, 1939. The corresponding rank in the USSR Navy is captain second rank. The rank of lieutenant colonel appeared in the Russian Army in the 17th century. The rank also exists in the armies of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic (Oberst-leutnant) and in France, Great Britain, and the USA.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"A crane collapse not only endangers the life of the operator, but also endangers the lives of other workers in the construction site or road users nearby," Lt Col Bishwa said.
"If for one moment I suspected they were storing them incorrectly, I would have been furious." The senior coroner has also heard the Lt Col was supposed to have obtained written authorisation from a more senior officer for the guest shoot, as was required by army rules, but "had not appreciated that at the time".
Lt Col Colonel Forbes-Robertson went on to Command 2nd Gordon Highlanders from 1926 and then commanded 152 Infantry Brigade from 1932-34 and even served in Home Guard in World War Two.
Lt Col Silvertop's family home was at Ministeracres, near Slaley in Northumberland, which is now a Christian retreat centre.
The NIA also wants to question Lt Col Purohit in connection with the Samjhauta blast where he stands suspected of having provided the RDX.
The parking lot attendant noticed the jeep's engine was still running, so he tried to move the vehicle himself, Lt Col Jongserm said.
Lt Col Kevin Coyne examines the US European Command's intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) strategy and suggests a road ahead for ISR integration.
Following the inquest, Lt Col Thorneloe's father Major John Thorneloe,below, said he hoped his son's death had led to improved funding and equipment for the forces.
He said Lt Col Thorneloe was an "exceptionally inspirational man who always led from the front.
Eight standard bearers from the regiment lowered their flags in tribute as the hearse was driven into the grounds of the chapel before eight Welsh Guards shouldered his coffin and carried it into the chapel as Lt Col Thorneloe's family watched.
Lt Col Thorneloe, the commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, was killed in a blast which hit his Viking armoured vehicle near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on Wednesday.
The Strategic Roost's board of directors in October ratified results from their recent election and formally installed the following chapter officers: Lt Col Doug Sachs, president; Lt Col Jeff Seinwill, vice president; and Lt Stacey Shaul, secretary.