Army colonels Charlie Beckwith Founder of 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, the Army's elite top-secret special forces detachment.House, known as Colonel House, a Texas honorary colonel and adviser to President Woodrow Wilson.1, contents, insignia edit, william Few in the uniform of a Continental Army colonel The insignia for a colonel is a silver eagle which is a stylized representation of the eagle dominating the Great Seal of the United States (which is the coat of arms.
A commissioned officer of similar rank in other nations.The Ottoman army rank of "lieutenant governor" ( kaymakam ) was equivalent in authority to a European colonel.
Archived at the Wayback Machine Leab, Daniel.; Leab, Katharine Kyes (29 December 1981).Theodore Roosevelt 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, recipient of the Medal of Honor, and 26th President of the United States.He participated in the Battle of the Bulge, captured Hermann Göring and arrived at Dachau the day after it was liberated.
An example of colonel is an individual in the Army who is an officer in rank above a lieutenant colonel but below a brigadier general.For the equivalent rank in Austria, Switzerland and Germany, see.
Contents History and origins edit The word "colonel" derives from the same root as the word "column" (Italian: colonna ) and means "of a column and, by implication, "commander of a column".Example: Colonel John Doe.