light colonel


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Noun1.light colonel - a commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines holding a rank above major and below colonellight colonel - a commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines holding a rank above major and below colonel
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
colonel - a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general
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If CNN and MSNBC has been around then, it is easy to imagine a retired light colonel from the French and Indian War giving his commentary about the foolishness of Washington dividing his already-weak army in two while he faced complete annihilation by the forces of General William Howe.
Cochran returned to Washington, and the two light colonels put together a concept of air support operations and an appropriate table of organization and equipment.