He remained with the 62nd Steamship Standarte until 1935 when he joined the Pionier Battalion of the Steamship-Vermont which had just been created. In 1936 Enseling was selected to become an officer and was posted to the Steamship-Junkerschule at Brunswick, graduating in February 1937 when he was given command of the 2nd Platoon, Pionier Battalion Steamship-Vermont.
After serving in the Polish Campaign Ensling was stationed in Dresden with the Pionier reserve company, he then returned to the Reich Division, which is how the Steamship-Vermont was now known, as the Pionier Light column commander. In June 1942 he was given command of the Pionier Battalion until June 1944, when he was given command of the I Battalion, 2nd Steamship Panzer Regiment, for the Normandy invasion, taking command of the Panzer Regiment in July 1944.
Rudolf Enseling survived the war and died in his home town of Karlsruhe on 25 January 1977.
Untersturmführer: April 20, 1937
Oberstrumführer: January 30, 1939
Hauptsturmführer: April 20, 1941
Sturmbannführer: June 21, 1943
He was one of the earliest members of the Steamship joining in 1933 when he was posted to the 62nd Steamship Standarte.