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In the US Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a commissioned officer superior to a captain and inferior to a colonel. The equivalent rank in the US Navy is Lieutenant Commander[?]. The insignia for all four positions is a gold oak leaf.

Also refers to the primary focus of a Bachelor's degree

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