Main article: Colonel (title) Some people known as "colonels" are actually recipients of honorary colonel ranks from a state governor and are not officers of the U.S. military. In the 19th century, the honorary colonels were military appointments and they still are nominally appointed to a governor's staff, but without military rights or duties.
There are over 1,000 businesses in the United States that use or have used the term "colonel" as part of their corporate name.  " The Colonel " is also often a shorthand reference to restaurateur Colonel Harland David Sanders , the founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken ("KFC") chain of franchised restaurants, whom Ruby Laffoon , Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky , commissioned a Kentucky colonel in 1935.
Category:United States Army colonels Wikimedia Commons has media related to Colonels of the United States Army. US Army officers with their highest rank being colonel or lieutenant colonel. Not included are temporary ranks or ranks in National Guard, militia or other volunteer units. For Union Army colonels, see Category:Union Army colonels .
Category:American colonels This category includes military members with the highest rank being either as a colonel (O-6) or a navy/coast guard captain. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Colonels of the United States. Subcategories This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total. N
Colonel (abbreviated as Col., Col or COL) is a senior military officer rank used in many countries. It is also used in some police forces and paramilitary organizations. In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, a colonel was typically in charge of a regiment in an army.
In the United States Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, lieutenant colonel is a field-grade officer rank, just above the rank of major and just below the rank of colonel. It is equivalent to the naval rank of commander in the other uniformed services. The pay grade for the rank of lieutenant colonel is O-5. In the United States armed forces, the insignia for the rank are a silver oak leaf, with slight stylized differences between the version of the Army ...
8 de dic. de 2022 · In the United States Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Space Force, colonel ( / ˈkɜːrnəl /) is the most senior field-grade military officer rank, immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and just below the rank of brigadier general.