I wonder how an American pronounces…
A colonel is a high military rank in the U. S. Army, Air Force, and Marines.
Can you find the insignia for the rank of colonel? It’s a silver eagle.
The insignia for a lieutenant colonel is an oak leaf cluster.
This is Colonel Alan West.
These twin sisters are both colonels.
Colonel Teddy Roosevelt became President of the United States.
Colonel John Glenn was an astronaut.
Why is there a picture of a kernel of corn on this page? Because …
kernel /ˈkɚ-nəl/ and colonel /ˈkɚ-nəl/ are pronounced the same.
lieutenant colonel /luw-ˈtɛ-nənt -ˈkɚ-nəl/