Commander Submarines Allied Naval Forces North (COMSUBNORTH)
COMSUBNORTH is the
peacetime Submarine Movement Advisory Authority (SMAA) for all NATO
submarines operating within the entire Eastern Atlantic, the North Sea
and the Baltic Sea, as well as within the area of JHQ WEST area.
It routinely takes operational control (OPCON) of units patrolling in
these areas for exercises. One of his major tasks is the deconfliction
of all submarine units.