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LIEUTENANT. This word has now a narrower meaning than it formerly had; its true meaning is a deputy, a substitute, from the French lieu, (place or post) and tenant (holder). Among civil officers we have lieutenant governors, who in certain cases perform the duties of governors; (vide, the names of the several states,) lieutenants of police, &c. Among military men, lieutenant general was formerly the title of a commanding general, but now it signifies the degree above major general. Lieutenant colonel, is the officer between the colonel and the major. Lieutenant simply signifies the officer next below a captain. In the navy, a lieutenant is the second officer next in command to the captain of a ship.

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And it will always work hard to help in achieving just and comprehensive peace in the region according to the relevant international legitimacy resolutions," added Lieut.
The Deputy Chief of Staff of Sudan's Army Ground Forces for Training, Lieut. Gen.
Chief of the Kuwaiti Army's General Staff Lieut. Gen.
KHARTOUM -- Kuwaiti Military Attache in Sudan, Lieut. Col.
Military relations between Kuwait and Sudan are constantly developing, said Kuwait Army Chief Lieutenant-General Mohammad Al-Khudher, speaking after talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Lieut. Gen.
Facing these modern-age crimes and offenses also require application of advanced scientific methods in the security sector, added Lieut. Gen.
Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, has hastily implemented these laws, responding to His Highness the Amir's desire, putting all the resources in his hands for enforcement and establishing the necessary administration for the special squad, said Lieut. Col.
KUWAIT, Nov 11 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Tuesday received the new army chief of staff, Lieut. Gen.
"We have sensed during the visit desire for greater cooperation, particularly during meetings by Lieut. Gen.