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Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update

By LT Chase Mercer, CG-1B1, Future Force Project Division, USCG Headquarters (CG-1B1)


T​he Excel iconDirect Access Competency Dictionary (file in MS Excel format) (a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions) has been updated by Commandant (CG-1B-1).  

Changes made since last update (5 October 2021) are hi-lighted in blue text on the spreadsheet. 

There were a total of 7 competency changes since the latest Dictionary was published and changes since last updated are in blue font color text on the spreadsheet. The changes for this month are as follows:

  • 7 Competencies Created
    • 7 Master Competency List (Note 1)
  • 1 Competencies Modified (Note 2)
  • 2 Competencies Modified (Note 3)


Note 1: New created competencies from row 2179-2181, STA-CDO Station Command Duty Officer, STA-CWS Station Comms Watch Stander, SAT-OOD Station Officer of the Day has been added.

                 EMS Emergency Management Specialty to replace MARECP, Contingency Preparedness Specialist. It was placed in row 1042 where MARECP was originally.

                  INTCOREA, Intelligence Core Apprentice to replace INTEL001 or INT001. Was placed in row 915 where INTEL001 was originally.

                 INTCOREJ, Intelligence Core Journeyman to replace INTEL001 or INT001. Was placed in row 914 where INTEL001 was originally.

                 INTCOREM, Intelligence Core Master to replace INTEL001 or INTEL001. Was placed in row 913 where INTEL001 was originally.               

Note 2: Competency IS004, Collections Manager, row 923 updated creation date and added course for competency

Note 3:  The following competencies were inactivated and placed in the Inactive tab:


Note 4:  Competency code DSF ATO in row 2083 was re-added on this dictionary since they said it’s not showing in CGBI. These is not included in the 7 New competencies.