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Colonels are commissioned officers in the United States Army, serving in the grade of O-6. They receive their commission upon appointment by the Secretary of the Army.

Their primary function of Colonels is to serve as commanders of brigade-sized elements (around 5000 soldiers).

Soldiers holding the rank of Colonel can also serve as staff officers or as commanders of smaller units in specialized branches, such as law or medicine.

Regardless of the size of the command they hold, Colonels are the final authority on everything that occurs in units they hold charge of. They are responsible for everything their units do or fail to do.

Colonels are the highest-ranking officers in the slate of field-grade officers.

Holding of the rank of Colonel is a highly prestigious position, it is a highly respected job and difficult to attain, achieved only by the most qualified of officers.

Cited Source: U.S. Army Ranks List - Lowest to Highest. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.federalpay.org/military/army/ranks
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The best thing I can recommend is that you must be educationally qualified. Without that, you will not even be considered.

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