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131st Lt. Col. puts on Col.

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Lt. Col. Michael Francis, 131st Operations Group commander, receives his promotion to the rank of colonel as his family pins on his rank, Sept. 23. The rank of colonel is a senior field grade military officer rank just above the rank of lieutenant colonel and just below the rank of brigadier general.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Lt. Col. Michael Francis, 131st Operations Group commander, receives his promotion to the rank of colonel as his family pins on his rank, Sept. 23. The rank of colonel is a senior field grade military officer rank just above the rank of lieutenant colonel and just below the rank of brigadier general. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory Todd)