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Maritime Enforcement Specialist (ME)

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Protecting America's Ports, Waterways, and Interests at home and abroad. Maritime Enforcement Specialists are trained in Maritime Law Enforcement, Anti-terrorism, Force Protection, and Physical Security.


Types of Duty

Maritime Enforcement Specialists are a cadre of professionals well grounded in knowledge and skills pertaining to law enforcement and security duties. As such, members of this rating can be expected to be assigned challenging duties including traditional maritime law enforcement, anti-terrorism, force protection, port security and safety, as well as providing unit-level training in these fields.



Required Qualifications:

Must be eligible for a SECRET clearance.
Must have Normal Color Vision.
Have no domestic violence convictions or restraining orders prohibiting them from legally carrying a firearm.
Must be in compliance with the Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards.
Must pass either the Boarding Officer and Boat Crew Physical Fitness test or the Deployable Specialized Forces Tier II Physical Fitness Test.


Desirable Characteristics:

Be physically fit.
Have strong leadership and instructional abilities.
Have a strong interest in law enforcement and security.