Col. Cleophus Jackson, often known simply as Colonel is a character on Meet the Browns. He lived at Brown Meadows for several years, before moving in with fellow tenant and resident cougar Edna Barnes. The two soon become engaged and are married a few seasons thereafter. Colonel served in the United States Marine Corps in two wars (Vietnam and another unnamed war, possibly Korea). Colonel is a close friend of Mr. Brown, even though he is married to Mr. Brown's primary nemesis (Edna). He has a daughter named Karen from a previous marriage, and is a widower.