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High-ranking titles are capped when they immediately precede a personal name or stand in apposition; otherwise lowercase.

            Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
            Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State
            the secretary of state; the secretary
            secretary of the Smithsonian, the secretary
            Kara Francis, first secretary of the embassy
            Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Ban