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Chairman Standing Group Memorandum

The Chairman of the Standing Group produced a limited number of memoranda each year. These bore the acronym CSGM. Only memoranda dealing with an important issue or referring to an important document were kept. Some CSGM documents were reports sent twice a week by the SG Chairman to the Chairman of the Military Committee (MC). The latter was thus kept informed of the work accomplished by the SG and the Military Representatives Committ...

CSGM - Standing Group

Chairman of the Military Committee (CMC)

Personal business letters from the Chairman of the Military Committee. They included summaries of informal meeting discussions, briefings, letters of congratulations, and other topics.

Chairman of the Military Committee (CMC)

Index of Standing Group documents

The SG dealt with 265 topics related to unified defence in the North Atlantic region (see ISGP-2-52). Each topic was defined, then information was requested and actions proposed. Major issues included the creation of an integrated European defence force, the creation of SHAPE, regional defence planning, information security and infrastructure.

ISGP - Standing Group

Informal Staff Planners Memoranda

Used for the exchange of views on a strictly planning level and never used for seeking or giving official guidance.

Standing Group and Commanders of the Standing Group Liaison Offices

International Military Staff Memorandum

This was the normal means of communication between the IMS and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.

All IMS Divisions but mostly EXCOCELL

International Military Staff Memorandum - Secretariat

This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Secretariat and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.

Secretariat of the IMS (Currently Executive Coordinator - EXCO)

International Military Staff Working Memorandum

A draft document was covered by an IMSWM and issued to the MlLREPs by the IMS. The covering memorandum explained the background and specified clearly what action the MlLREPs were asked to take. A target date for replies was quoted and, to give adequate time for consultation with National Authorities, this was not normally less than six weeks from the date on which MlLREPs received the document. If the normal period of six weeks for r...

All IMS Divisions but mostly EXCOCELL

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group Memoranda

The D/SECY(LMPT) documents were the memoranda sent by Mr J.B. Oldfield, a British colonel and LMPT Deputy Secretary. They are a record of a meeting between General Foulkes and the SG about Canada's decision to reduce its contribution to the SG budget.

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group

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