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  • Info on USCG Maritime Enforcement Specialist?

    I've been kinda poking around the USCG website and ran across this job title. Anyone out there have any insight on the job itself or even working for the USCG in a LE capacity?

  • #2
    Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by S.O.444 View Post
      Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
      You're showing your age with that remark!

      ME is the new USCG LE rate. If you're interested you'll probably find a boat load (no pun intended) of info on the military.com Coast Guard forum, or contact the nearest USCG recruiter for further up-to-date info on the rate and enlistment in general.
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      • #4
        Just because you are an ME does not mean you will be doing LE. ME's could be in a billet to do LE, but they could also be doing security. Anyone can do LE. BM's, MK's, GM's, etc. 14USC89(A) states that anyone E-4 and up has the authority to search, examine, arrest, seize, inspect and inquire. Even Commandant Pappy could go out and do a boarding if he really wanted to.

        With that being said, is there anything specific you want to know, like what units perform the most LE? You could be at a sector and doing long, boring inspections. You could be part of a vessel boarding security team and ensure the vessel you board is safe and secure. You could be at a station where LE may be one of the many missions you perform. Don't hold your breath about getting in to a MSST. With the whole budgetary issues, Admiral Papp has slated half of these units to shut down.

        Also, are you interested in going active or going reserve? As a reservist, you probably won't be doing much LE. Maybe a few boardings a year if you're at a sector or a station. In all reality, reservists have too much administrative issues to handle with the amount of time given. If you want to go active, then there are more possibilities, but just remember, you're changing units every three-four years, which means you might be doing LE at one unit, but then at the next unit you're the weapons petty officer and don't have any LE responsibilities. You could also be on a cutter on go underway to perform migrant interdiction, drug smuggling, etc.

        Good luck, and Kimble is right, if you want more info on becoming an ME, the forums on military.com have great insight, plus you can post questions that may be answered by more people who are already in the CG.

        Again, not to mention the budget, but we have a few reservists who are ME's, that don't even have an A school. How can that be? You can't strike any rate anymore, so how can a recruiter enlist someone, especially a reservist, who does not have a guaranteed A school? Just take what the recruiters say with a grain of salt and get EVERYTHING written to you, including A school date if you have one. If you are going active, don't worry about A school, you should get in to A school sometime within your first enlistment, all the mean while you're getting other qualifications signed off.

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        • #5
          Just to clarify from the last post, if you go Reservist you have to have a specified rate, and A-school date, becuase you are filling a specific billet. If you go active duty, you will be assigned wherever they need a non-rate where you will have to get somewhat qualified before being allowed to put your name on an A-school waiting list (In this case ME may or may not be open for new additions to the list). Last I knew ME was about 18 months long for the wait, also remember you cannot advance to E-4 until you finish A-school.

          If you want to put in full time work, go ME in the reserves for a PSU unit, pretty much guaranteed deployments with a lot of training beforehand. Or if you want the regular reserve setup, see if there are open billets for ME at your nearby unit.
          Last edited by Disco_Stu; 04-19-2011, 03:15 PM. Reason: spelling

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          • #6
            I'm an ME at a Sector. If you get on a VBST, you will be doing alot of boardings. We board ships every drill almost. Arewethereyet is right. There is alot of admin. work you will be doing as a reservist and keeping your quals up as well.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Disco_Stu View Post
              Just to clarify from the last post, if you go Reservist you have to have a specified rate, and A-school date, becuase you are filling a specific billet. If you go active duty, you will be assigned wherever they need a non-rate where you will have to get somewhat qualified before being allowed to put your name on an A-school waiting list (In this case ME may or may not be open for new additions to the list). Last I knew ME was about 18 months long for the wait, also remember you cannot advance to E-4 until you finish A-school.

              If you want to put in full time work, go ME in the reserves for a PSU unit, pretty much guaranteed deployments with a lot of training beforehand. Or if you want the regular reserve setup, see if there are open billets for ME at your nearby unit.
              I wish this was true but unfortunately, there are a few folks coming in that do not have guarenteed A school, with an A school date that has already lapsed or something that is hopeful. We have a few that have "TRACEN Yorktown" as their location for ME A School when it's at the MLEA Charleston! ATTN Recruiters: DO BETTER!

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