U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Colonel

The sixth grade of commissioned officer and senior field grade officer indicated by a silver eagle on the collar of the uniform. Air Force and Marine colonels wear two eagles, while Army colonels wear the eagle only on the left collar while the insignia of their branch of service is worn on the other. The pay grade is O-6. Navy and Coast Guard call the rank captain.


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