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The base commander is the officer assigned to command a military base. In the United States armed forces, a base commander is generally an O-6 grade officer, meaning Colonel (Army, Air Force, Marines) or Captain (Navy). A base commander may be a higher or lower rank, however, depending on the installation. In the US Army, a base commander is called a Post Commander. They sometimes establish a base defense operations centers to provide a focus point for defense operations.
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