CSGM - Standing Group

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CSGM - Standing Group

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Between 1949 and 1963, the Standing Group (hereinafter referred to as SG) was made up of the French, British and US representatives, who acted as Chairman on a rotating annual basis. The SG met regularly, once a week. The Chairman was assisted by a Director in the performance of his duties and the effective implementation of day-to-day work. (See SGM-1702-SG, page 6, SG organization).Following a reshuffle which was approved in 1963 and became effective in 1964, all the subordinate groups of the SG were opened up to the other NATO member nations (see MC 2/2-final and MCM-114-63). From that point on, each subordinate group was chaired for 2 or 3 years by one nation (preferably not France, the US or the UK).The SG and all its subordinate groups (including the secretariat) were abolished in July 1966, after France decided to withdraw from the integrated military structure (see MCM-90-66(REV) and GF(66)D-27).


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