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In the United States, second lieutenant is the normal entry-level rank for most commissioned officers in the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps and is equivalent to the rank of ensign in the Navy and Coast Guard. In the Army and Marine Corps, a second lieutenant typically leads a platoon-size element (16 to 44 soldiers or Marines). In the army, until December 1917, the rank bore no insignia other than a brown sleeve braid on blouses and an officer's cap device and hat cord. In December 1917, a gold-colored bar similar to the silver-colored bar of a first lieutenant was introduced. In US Army slang, the rank is sometimes called "butterbar" in reference to the insignia
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Data Age was a California-based video game company that developed and published titles for the Atari 2600 platform in the mid-1980s. Among their more well-known titles were Journey Escape (a tie-in with the band Journey) and Frankenstein's Monster, both published in 1982. Data Age released fewer than a dozen games of varying quality. Frankenstein's Monster has been cited as a standout among Atari 2600 games by several game reviewers, while Sssnake and Warplock (both 1982) were included on a list of the ten worst games for the 2600. Journey Escape also received poor reviews and weak sales, despite a $4.5 million marketing campaign, which combined with heavy licensing fees and helped lead to the company's failure. Whether you're a vintage Atari aficionado or tech nerd, this vintage styled Data Age logo is a true rare bird that isn't seen very often...
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First lieutenant is a commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces and, in some forces, an appointment. The rank of lieutenant has different meanings in different military formations, but the majority of cases it is common for it to be sub-divided into a senior (first lieutenant) and junior (second lieutenant) rank. The NATO equivalent rank for land force officers is OF-1 rank. In navies, while certain rank insignia may carry the name: "lieutenant", the term may also be used to relate to a particular post or duty, rather than a rank.
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