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 Definition A military rank in the middle of the "field officer" grades, who might command a battalion, or be a deputy chief of staff (e.g., for operations or logistics) of a division, or be the executive officer (i.e., second-in-command) of a brigade [d] [e]
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Light colonel?

I have heard this rank referred to, by civilian contractors working with Canadian military, as "light colonel". Is that common usage? If so, it belongs in the article.

Is a similar structure used anywhere else? I would be greatly surprised if "light general" or "light commander" was used, but the structure is analogous so it does not seem impossible. Sandy Harris 04:28, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Light colonel is common enough; you sometimes hear "half colonel". Never heard light general or light commander, but, if I think for a while, I'll come up with a commander-equivalent. Howard C. Berkowitz 05:05, 23 April 2011 (UTC)