Lieutenant Commander

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Lieutenant Commander is a senior Line Officer rank, it's insignia is two solid pips and one hollow pip. It ranks above Lieutenant and below Commander. Common billets for a Lieutenant Commander are as a Section, Division or Department Head; or Executive Officer of a starship (typically if the CO holds the rank of Commander), they may also be given command of smaller vessels typically on short duration missions, or attached to a larger force or base. The Marine Corps equivalent is Major.