Series LOM - Standing Group Liaison Office Paris Memoranda

INSPECTION BY THE SECURITY COORDINATION COMMITTEE OF DELEGATION OFFICES IN PARIS LIAISON IN WAR BETWEEN COMMANDS AND CIVILIAN AGENCIES DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGES - STAFF STANDING GROUP LIAISON OFFICE, PARIS, FRANCE OFF-SHORE PROCUREMENT OFF-SHORE PROCUREMENT - EXAMINATION BY INTERNATIONAL STAFF LESSONS FROM EXERCISE "MAINBRACE" OFF-SHORE PROCUREMENT AND THE INTERNATIONAL STAFF NATO HANDBOOK ALLOCATION TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES OF PROPELLANTS WHICH THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAS OFFERED TO NATO DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES CANTEEN FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO STANDING GROUP LIAISON OFFICE PERSONNEL CANTEEN FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO THE NATO DEFENCE COLLEGE PERMANENT STAFF AND STUDENTS ALLOCATION TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES OF PROPELLANTS WHICH THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAS OFFERED TO NATO QUESTIONNAIRE ON SHIPBUILDING PRODUCTION CAPACITY ALLOCATION TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES OF PROPELLANTS WHICH THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAS OFFERED TO NATO PLAN FOR THE 1953 ANNUAL REVIEW DEFINITION OF COMMON INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY REGULATIONS FOR SPHERIC DOCUMENTS DEFINITION OF COMMON INFRASTRUCTURE
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LOM

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Standing Group Liaison Office Paris Memoranda

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  • 1951 - 1967 (Creation)

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(1951-1967)

Administrative history

This chronological series contains the memoranda sent to the Standing Group by the SG Liaison Office in Paris (SGLO, renamed SGREP after 25 December 1956). During the period when Vice Admiral M.R. Dick (Director of the SG Liaison Office) was working in Washington (March to November 1954), the LOMs were renamed LOM(W). The Liaison Office served as the link between the the military authorities based in Washington (the SG, the Military Representatives Committee - MRC, and the Military Committee in Permanent Session - MC/PS) and the Council, committees and International Staff (IS) based in Europe It was tasked with informing the military authorities and communicating points of view. It therefore needed a thorough knowledge of the SG's positions and had to be able to anticipate potential problems. It achieved this by making frequent trips to Washington, taking part in meetings of the Military Committee in Chiefs of Staff Session (MC/CS) and of the SG in London, then in Paris and at SHAPE, and also by exchanging memoranda (SGM and LOM) and messages (STAND, LOSTAN, etc). LOM memoranda and LOSTAN messages were often requests for SG positions. The SG replied by means of STAND messages via its secretariat. LOM memoranda were produced from September 1951 to June 1967.

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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 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


Along with the LOM, there was often a copy of the document to which it was responding and a note concerning the question raised (defence plans, infrastructure, security clearances, information security) (in particular, produced by or sent to the Secretary General).
Some LOMs were included in reports or memoranda produced under SGM, DSGM or MRM references
Most of them were sent to the service in charge of International Planning Team matters or Logistics and Materials Planning Team matters.

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The LOMs are memoranda produced by the SG Liaison Office in Paris. Their reference is the acronym followed by a publication number and the year (e.g. LOM-9-66 or LOM(W)1-54).

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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).

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LOMs and LOM(W)s were issued in English.

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For more information, see also the following notices:

  • memoranda from the Standing Group Liaison Offices in London and Paris (LBSG, SGLO, SGREP and SGLP)
  • messages from the Standing Group Liaison Offices in London and Paris (LOSTAN)

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