NSWU-10 was established in October 1994 to provide operational control of Naval Special Warfare Squadrons comprising SEAL Platoons, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Task Units, and Special Boat Team detachments deployed to the European Command theater. NSWU-10 provided exercise, contingency and engagement support for the strategies and objectives of Special Operations Command Europe.
NSWU-10 also served as Commander of Task Force 64, U.S. 6th Fleet’s executive agent on all naval special warfare matters, and provided tasked organized elements including battle staff augmentation from the unit in support of both COMSOCEUR and COMSIXTHFLT.
The disestablishment will move 45 personnel and their families from Rota, amounting to less than 2 percent reduction in the overall base population. It is not expected to result in any changes to base support services.