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03 - Military Committee Subseries

Formal documents of the International Planning Team of the Standing Group (IPT)

The IPT documents (notes and reports) were produced as part of a study requested by the SG. They were sent by the IPT secretariat to the SG, for information purposes or for approval. These documents contained: the references of NATO civilian and military documents already published on the topic (and often attached as an annex); a reminder of the objectives of the study and the discussions held; an action submitted for approval by the...

International Planning Team of the Standing Group

International Planning Team of Standing Group - Memorandum by Mr H.V. Fraser, Deputy Secretary

D/SECY(IPT) documents are the memoranda sent by Mr H.V. Fraser, a British Colonel and IPT Deputy Secretary. They are addressed to the SG. The information provided is of a military nature: assessments of minimum force requirements for the period 1958-1963 and, more specifically, follow-up to MC/70 on this subject.

Deputy Secretary of the International Planning Team of Standing Group

International Planning Team of Standing Group Meeting Memorandum

The IPT met at the level of national representatives about once a week, usually at the SG headquarters. IPT meetings were attended by the Chairman (French, British or American by turns), three representatives (one for each IPT nation), military personnel invited for the specific subject under discussion (often from the MRC) and the IPT Secretary. The MEMO(IPT) documents are the decision sheets of these meetings. More specifically, t...

MEMO(IPT) - International Planning Team of Standing Group

Messages from the Standing Group Liaison Office Paris

The PARSEC messages deal with purely administrative matters: preparations for visits, personnel management, equipment, revision and distribution of documents (in particular, the Annual Review of NATO's military requirements). These messages were not usually approved by the SG or the Steering Committee.

PARSEC - Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO / 1952-1956) and Office of the Standing Group Representative (SGREP / 1956-1967)

Messages from the Standing Group Liaison Office Paris

The PARMIs that have been preserved present: • the Secretary General's biennial activity reports • proposals relating to: defence planning military requirements (training, equipment and staff) protection and classification of NATO documents France's role following its withdrawal from the integrated command in 1966

PARMI - Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO / 1952-1956) and Office of the Standing Group Representative (SGREP / 1956-1967)

Messages of the Standing Group

The preserved STANLOs address the following issues: organization and budget of the NATO high commands and SG agencies staff changes and appointments of senior managers (in the SG structure or NATO commands) yearly force and infrastructure review and objectives high level and routine policies of the SG On the cover page, the SG secretariat gave (in variable order) the originator, the addressee, the double reference (DEF-STANLO) and t...

STANLO - Standing Group

Messages of the Standing Group

The preserved STASECs addressed the following topics: organization of NATO high commands, registries in the SG structure and SG agencies staff changes and appointments of senior managers (in the SG structure or NATO commands) referencing, classification and distribution of SG documents On the cover page, the SG secretariat gave (in variable order) the originator, the addressee, the double reference (DEF-STASEC) and the date of the d...

STASEC - Standing Group

Messages of the Standing Group Secretariat

The TOSHAPs concern high-level military policies. The preserved TOSHAPs consist of: national defence policies in NATO member nations and these countries' contributions to NATO forces military exercises and training organization of the NATO high commands and SG agencies yearly force and infrastructure review and objectives appointments of senior management (in the SG or NATO command structures) referencing, classification and dis...

TOSHAP - Standing Group

Records of meetings of the Director of the Standing Group Steering Committee

RECORD-SG/SC documents were records of meetings organized by the SG/SC Director. They presented discussions and decisions relating to the following topics: • supervision of the organization and work of the IWTs and updates to the SG about the results, • suggestions - if and when necessary - for a new SG, MRC or Military Committee (MC) meeting, drafting of agendas and their despatch to the SG secretariat, • proposals to improve the ad...

Standing Group Steering Committee

Records of meetings of the International Planning Team of the Standing Group

The IPT met at national representative level approximately once a week, generally at the SG HQ. IPT meetings were attended by the chairman (French, British and American, on a rotational basis), three representatives (one per IPT nation), military representatives invited according to topics discussed (often from the MRC) and the IPT secretary. The RECORD(IPT)s are the records of these meetings. They are a verbatim record of the contri...

RECORD - International Planning Team of the Standing Group

Standing Group Liaison Office Messages

LOSTAN messages gave an overview of the issues dealt with by the North Atlantic Council (NAC), the civil committees and the International Staff (IS) which the SG representative considered should be passed on and explained to the military authorities based in Washington. They provided details on the work performed by the Liaison Office representative for that purpose: reports on meetings attended by the SG representative in Europe (in...

London Branch Standing Group Secretariat (LBSG), Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO) Paris

Standing Group Messages

STAND documents are mainly of an administrative nature and were produced from 1950 to 1966. STAND messages dealt with policy. Their purpose was to communicate: SG decisions SG directives SG instructions SG requests for information to the following recipients: NATO Commands SG Liaison Office SG agencies national Defence Ministries.

STAND - Standing Group