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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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Memoranda of the Office of the Standing Group Representative

The chronological series is divided into two categories. The SGREPs contain information relating to: administrative issues (organization of meetings, the Liaison Office's annual report, personnel management, budget management and management of classified documentation) military issues (defence planning, exercises, yearly force and infrastructure review) The SGREP-MISCs report on: negotiations with the USSR regarding nuclear test...

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

Standing Group Memorandum

Most of the SGMs give instructions for greater effectiveness of actions, reports, studies, inspections and surveys conducted, as well as of participation in meetings, organization of travel and conferences, etc. Some SGMs submit documents received to the service responsible, for approval, revision or further study. Others are memoranda of the International Planning Team (IPT) of the Standing Group or the Logistics and Materials Plann...

SGM - Standing Group

Standing Group Liaison Office Memoranda

The SGLO series is divided into three categories. The SGLO documents contain mainly administrative information (personnel management and classified documents). The SGLO-AR-MEMO documents deal mainly with military issues (yearly review of forces and infrastructure). The SGLO-MISC documents deal with administrative issues (the annual report of the Liaison Office among others)

Standing Group Liaison Office

Memoranda of Vice-Admiral R.M. Dick

The two remaining RMD documents are of an administrative nature. They were produced in 1954 in the name of Vice-Admiral Dick, who was SGLO representative at that time. They deal with the annual review and the NATO Defence College.

Standing Group Liaison Office - Vice-Admiral R.M. Dick

Standing Group Liaison Office Paris Memoranda

The LOMs consist of: presentation of a policy proposed by the Council, NATO committees or the IS a personal communication between the SG representative in Europe and an SG member in Washington (e.g. the Director) a request for instructions, sent by the Liaison Office staff to the SG secretariat routine matters From what can be gathered from the two preserved documents, the LOM(W)s consist of: a personal communication between the SG r...

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

London Branch Standing Group Secretariat Memoranda

The LBSG sent around one hundred memoranda (bearing the same acronym) to the Standing Group in Washington, to several regional planning groups and various services and managers in London. These memoranda were mainly of an administrative and organizational nature. They were produced in 1951 and 1952 and dealt with the organization of the LBSG, the management of correspondence and documents, security procedures and the move to Paris. T...

London Branch Standing Group

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

Standing Group Memorandum by the Director

The SG Director worked closely with the representative of the Liaison Office in London or Paris (especially during the annual review). They communicated via memoranda known as DSGM from Washington or LOM from London or Paris. In the DSGMs, they discussed the issues being dealt with, or which could be dealt with, at Standing Group meetings. The DSGMs also covered matters under the Director's responsibility, i.e. (for each SG body...

DSGM - Standing Group

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

Military Representatives Committee Memoranda

The Memoranda Series includes MRC Memoranda created between 1953 and 1957. Many of the documents are reports on military programs, strategy plans or major issues and were sent to or sent from the Military Committee and the North Atlantic Council.

MRM - Military Committee

Military Committee Memoranda (MCM) Series

The series includes memoranda by the Military Committee between 1949 and 1959. The first seven documents of the Memorandum series were listed as MM documents and are organized in the NATO Military Memoranda Series.

MCM - Military Committee

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