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Commander, Navy Region
Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA)
Navy Region Europe Africa Southwest Asia.png
Command insignia of Navy Region Europe Africa Southwest Asia
Active 1941 - present
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Type Regional Commander
Role Management of Naval installations and shore support staff in European, African and Southwest Asian theaters
Part of

United States Naval Forces Europe

Naval Installations Command
Headquarters Naval Support Activity Naples, Naples, Italy
Commanders
Current
commander
Flag of a United States Navy rear admiral.svg RADM Rick Williamson
Chief of Staff US-O6 insignia.svg CAPT Lawrence Vasquez
Executive Director SES Emblem.svg Ms. Linda Ward, SES
Commander MCPO collar.png CMDCM Gregory Vidaurri

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA) is one of eleven current naval regions responsible for the operation and management of Naval shore installations and assigned staff in the European, African and Southwest Asian theaters of operation. EURAFSWA provides the shore support to the United States Naval Forces Europe-Africa, however it is a part of Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). Due to its large area, the region is one of the three CNIC regions commanded by a two star Rear Admiral, currently RADM Rick Williamson, and is headquartered on Naval Support Activity Naples Italy.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

In November 2001, as part of a realignment effort undertaken by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Navy Region Europe was established.[2] Rear Adm. David T. Hart Jr., as CNE Deputy, took on the additional duty as Navy Region Europe's (CNRE) commander. Three years later, Commander Maritime Air Allied Naval Forces South (COMMARAIRSOUTH) was renamed Commander Maritime Air Naples (CMAN) under CNRE’s cognizance. It was at this time that CNRE started relocating from London to Naples, Italy, relinquishing the lease on the Navy building rented from the Duke of Westminister in Grosvenor Square for 100 pounds per year.

In January 2009, operational and logistical shore service support of Navy Region Southwest Asia (which included NSA Bahrain), along with Camp Lemonnier, in Djibouti, Africa, was realigned under the scope of Navy Region Europe. On April 21, 2009, Navy Region Europe officially changed its name to Commander Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia.[3]

Subordinate Units/Installations[edit | edit source]

As an Echelon III Commander, Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia reports directly to the Commander, Naval Installations Command for the operation and readiness of the following subordinate commands/installations:

References[edit | edit source]

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