Swedish Air force
Överstelöjtnant (Everstiluutnantti in Finnish) is an officer's rank (OF4) in Finland and Sweden, senior to Major (Majuri) and junior to Överste (Eversti).
During peacetime, an everstiluutnantti is the commander of a battalion or a chief of staff for a regiment or brigade. The rank requires completion of a staff officer course. Only a few reservists have obtained the rank of everstiluutnantti. It requires active participation in national defence and a demanding wartime position.
Lieutenant colonels serves as commanding officer of a battalion or second-in-command of a brigade. As staff officers, lieutenant colonels serves as section heads, heads of function or qualified staff officer. Lieutenant colonels belong to skill levels C (Advanced) or D (Expert).
- ^ http://www.mpkk.fi/en/degree_divisions/jatkotos/
- ^ Karriärvägarna för officerare. 2020-02-15.
- ^ The Swedish Armed Forces official website - military ranks (accessed on July 13, 2007) (in Swedish)
- ^ http://www.goarmy.com/about/ranks_and_insignia.jsp USA enlisted ranks
- ^ http://www.goarmy.com/about/ranks_insignia_officer.jsp USA commissioned officers
- ^ http://www.algonet.se/~hogman/index.htm