They both impressed him as extremely competent officers of great ability.
He is an old but competent officer who dreams of retirement.
He had always found her agreeable company and a competent officer, though they hadn't shared more than a watch or two until now.
"Not that there aren't other competent officers, but I'm the one he's seemed to worry about."
The captain looked around his bridge and saw plenty of competent officers waiting to step in as needed.
"And every competent officer is needed on the high seas."
"Now get out of here, and go back to being the frustratingly competent officers you both are."
Nonetheless, he has proven a competent officer of the law.
Miles Dempsey was considered to be a highly competent officer.
I hope you'll be able to find some other competent officer to fill the position.