Job Description: 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.

  • Branch Branch: Coast Guard
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: MES
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $43,069
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-31
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Deck & Ordinance
Average Age
32 Average Age
Average Age
1,190 Number Employed
Average Age
10.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Got experience with law enforcement.

Cons: I was treated like a child because I was 18 when I first started.

Location: Wilmington, NC


We completed security patrols to reduce and prevent violations or possible hazards to the local communities. After hurricanes and other disasters, provided survey and security for the community to minimize the recovery time. I had great management, that took care of us and prevented us from being over worked and assisted when needed. My co-workers were open and were willing to work together to accomplish all task assigned to us. The hardest part of the job was the long hours while trying to go to school.