Colonels or Koronel are the most senior officers of the AFP that are less than a General's Rank. They act as Group Commanders and Brigade Commanders in field. They make decisions on their own and with an able staff corps make successes that reach the daily news.
- Must have served as LTC for (3) years and is deem fit for promotion by the appropriate AFP promotion board confirmed by the Commission on Appointments of the Philippine Congress and Senate.
Battle Groups and Staff Aides for General Commands.
Colonels carry the paygrade of O-6.