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  German General Staff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Prussian General Staff also enjoyed greater freedom from political control than its contemporaries, and this autonomy was enshrined in law on the establishment of the German Empire in 1871.
In the field, the Chief of Staff of a formation had the right to disagree, in writing, with the plans or orders of the commander of the formation to which he was attached, and appeal to the commander of the next highest formation.
Focusing exclusively on military aspects of the war, the General Staff ignored political needs, which were to be discovered during the war itself, for example with the women on the home-front.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/german_general_staff   (2461 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Army General Staff Identification Badge
The Army Staff Identification Badge is a decoration of the United States Army and is awarded to those personnel who serve for one year as a member of the Army General Staff.
General Douglas MacArthur first proposed an Army General Staff Badge in 1931, but it was not until 1933 that the United States War Department authorized the decoration.
General Franks, after graduation from Armed Forces Staff College, was posted to The Pentagon in 1976 where he served as an Army Inspector General in the Investigations Division.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Army-General-Staff-Identification-Badge   (417 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS) was the title of the professional head of the British Army from 1908 to 1964.
Chief of the Defence Staff The Chief of the Defence Staff is a term used for the head of the militaries in a number of n...
Chief of the Defence Staff (United Kingdom) The Chief of the Defence Staff is the professional head of the British milit...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chief-of-the-Imperial-General-Staff   (888 words)

 Estonian Defence Forces - General Staff
Is the highest staff of the military defence of the state of Estonia, its operation is based on the legislation of the Republic of Estonia, decisions of the Parliament and the Government and the Statutes of the Government of the Republic of Estonia.
The staff was established by the experienced officers educated in the Academy of the General Staff Andres Larka and Jaan Soots.
Chiefs of the General Staff of the Republic of Estonia
www.mil.ee /index_eng.php?s=peastaap   (806 words)

 WEL - Gender Equity In Australian University Staffing (Burton) - III (4)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lower-level general staff women express particular satisfaction with their work environment where flexibility to deal with family responsibilities is granted and where the team attitude in departments and units means that they are 'treated well'.
General staff women are frequently unaware, too, of the legislative requirement for the employer to consult with female staff.
Regular general staff meetings in some work places allows for discussion and resolution of many of the apparently trivial issues that are of concern to general staff and around which they feel they are entitled to greater say.
www.wel.org.au /burton/iii_4.htm   (1634 words)

 German General Staff
It was the work of the Prussian General Staff which was one of the main factors responsible for the unification of all the independent German states and the creation of a German Empire under Prussian control in 1870.
The Prussian General Staff was also responsible for the defeat of the French army in that same year, to the surprise of so many military professionals around the world.
Chiefs of the Prussian General Staff (1808 - 1871)
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/german_general_staff.html   (788 words)

 Panama - The General Staff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The primary task assigned to the General Staff was to help the commander in chief with planning in the areas of military operations, training, and administration.
The structure of the General Staff of the FDP was inherited from its predecessor, the National Guard.
The Personal General Staff seemed to institutionalize the involvement of the FDP in a wide range of civilian policy matters--an involvement that can be traced back to the days when Torrijos commanded the National Guard.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-10044.html   (398 words)

 Professional development for general staff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Permanent general staff of at least three years standing may apply for professional development leave with pay for a period of up to 13 weeks to study towards a professional development program which is consistent with the needs of the University.
Staff members who are unsuccessful in their application for professional development leave may appeal through the policy HR - 6.4 Staff Appeals or the dispute procedures contained in the applicable industrial instrument or relevant Enterprise Agreement, as amended or replaced.
Generally the report should be concise, although there will be instances where the PDP will be so unusual, in so far as location or type is concerned, as to justify a larger commentary section or the incorporation of supplementary material.
www.unisa.edu.au /policies/policies/hr/HR21.asp   (1226 words)

 German General Staff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It was the work of the General staff which was one of the factors responsible for the unification of all independent German states and the creation of German Empire under Prussian control in 1870.
The Prussian General staff was also for the defeat of the French army that same year to the surprise of many military professionals around the world.
Chiefs of the Prussian General Staff (1808 1871)
www.freeglossary.com /German_General_Staff   (723 words)

 Russian Military Reform - CDI RW 21 May 2004
Gone from the draft law are the articles stating that in a state of war the General Staff becomes the operational command body not only of the armed forces, but also of the "other forces" attached to the dozen or so militarized government agencies not part of the Defense Ministry.
The top jobs in the General Staff are currently held by the people who in 1997 insisted that merging the Strategic Missile Forces with the Space Forces and eliminating the central Ground Forces command were essential steps along the road to military reform.
Removing the General Staff from the chain of command would also entail changes in the functions of military districts, which would need to be converted into strategic commands capable of integrating troops from all branches of the armed forces.
www.cdi.org /russia/307-20.cfm   (1083 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Staff cry poetic injustice as singing Ashcroft introduces patriot games
Since John Ashcroft became US attorney general last year, workers at the department of justice have become accustomed to his daily prayer meetings, but some are now drawing the line at having to sing patriotic songs penned by their idiosyncratic boss.
A group of Hispanic justice department employees were recently summoned to see the attorney general, and went along hoping that their boss might be making a special effort to promote diversity in the department's higher ranks.
In January, a pair of 12ft statues in the atrium of a justice department building were covered by a blue curtain, on orders from Mr Ashcroft's office because the female figure Spirit of Justice was bare-breasted, and the body of her male partner, Majesty of Law, was not sufficiently covered by his toga.
www.guardian.co.uk /bush/story/0,7369,661458,00.html   (534 words)

 // OSRH
Chief of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, General Josip Lucić addressed the audience as the highest military official and the envoy of the President of the Republic of Croatia.
The Chief of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces General Josip Lucić, accompanied by Croatian Navy Commander Vice Admiral Zdravko Kardum, visited the NATO Headquarters in Brussels from 9 to 10 May 2006.
During the visit, General Lucić participated in the session of the NATO Military Committee presided by the Chairman, General Raymond Henault The Croatian Chief of Defense also visited the Croatian Mission to NATO where he was welcomed by Lieutenant General Darko Grdić and his staff.
www.morh.hr /osrh/index_en.asp   (990 words)

 Awards and Funding Opportunities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
General Staff can use the General Staff Conference Scheme to apply for funding assistance to attend a conference or course provided outside of the university.
The Arthur Keain Staff Development Awards aims to enhance the professional development of members of the Universities general staff who wish to undertake a development activity or conference which can be demonstrated to be beneficial to them in the performance of their University duties.
The Study Tours Scheme provides an opportunity for general staff to obtain funding for a study tour relating to their professional duties.
www.flinders.edu.au /staffdev/funding.htm   (462 words)

 Commentary Magazine - The Myth of the German General Staff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
...Halder was chief of the German General Staff from 1938 to 1942...
...Walter Gbrlitz's History of the German General Staff, 1657-1945 (Praeger, 508 pp., $7.50) is illuminating in detail and sufficiently critical in tone, yet is still unable to offer a revaluation of the first premises and the ultimate effectiveness of that institution...
...For a brief year, in 1813, he was chief of staff of one of the army corps, and for another brief year before his death in 1831 he was chief of staff of an army on the Prussian-Polish border...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V18I3P15-1.htm   (5508 words)

 H-Net Review: Lawrence Sondhaus on The Rebirth of the Habsburg Army: Friedrich Beck and the ...
The Rebirth of the Habsburg Army: Friedrich Beck and the Rise of the General Staff.
As chief of the general staff after 1881, Beck brought new rigor to the annual regimen of training rides for general staff officers (Generalstabsreisen) and training rides for generals (Generalsreisen), which consisted of elaborate war gaming on horseback, in the field but without troops.
Breaking with a general custom of peacetime stationing that predated 1848, the new scheme left almost all regiments in their home districts, where they could be maintained at lower cost and more easily brought up to full strength in case of war.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=13609850530655   (1065 words)

 The Jamestown Foundation
Major-General Anatoly Kvashnin, Chief of the General Staff, has issued a stinging critique of next year's preliminary defense budget, going so far as to state that the Russian army is underpaid.
The Duma amendments to the Defense Law subordinate the General Staff to the Minister of Defense in administrative and operational command-and-control of the army (Izvestiya, June 10).
The demoted role of the General Staff also raises questions that are more important for the future of the Russian army than Kvashnin's future.
www.jamestown.org /publications_details.php?volume_id=401&&issue_id=3000   (823 words)

 Field-Marshal Sir William Robertson
In 1894 as a Lieutenant he was appointed to the HQ staff of the Chitral Relief Force.
On passing Staff College he was appointed to the Intelligence Staff of the War Office, where he worked at times in the Russian and Colonial Sections.
On 23rd December of the same year he took up the new post of Chief of the Imperial General Staff, which was effectively the most senior role the army had to offer.
www.1914-1918.net /wully_bio.htm   (911 words)

 Study release for general staff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
All general staff members other than casual staff of the University of South Australia shall be eligible to apply for study release.
For general staff members, a maximum of six hours paid leave to attend classes, including workshops, local distance education activities etc, during work hours may be granted in any one week.
Staff members will submit details of examination date(s) and time(s) as soon as possible but in any case, staff members should give their Director/Manager of Unit/Head of School/Director of Research Institute a minimum of a week's notice.
www.unisa.edu.au /policies/policies/hr/HR08.asp   (1268 words)

 Current Staff, Career progress and appraisal for general staff
The University's policies supporting career progress and appraisal of general staff are closely aligned to its Mission Statement, which highlights organisational efficiency and effectiveness, achieved and maintained by appropriately skilled, experienced and motivated staff.
Incremental progression for general staff occurs on the anniversary of appointment to the particular position, provided performance is not rated as unsatisfactory.
Staff may achieve higher classification levels through: application and selection for vacant positions; designation to higher duties and payment of a higher duties allowance; or reclassification of a position where it is determined that the duties of a position have substantially changed and warrant a higher classification level.
www.uq.edu.au /current-staff/?page=10607   (411 words)

 Chief of the General Staff's Flags (Israel)
Israel Chief of General Staff has a personal flag, crimson with the golden symbol of armed forces (erected sword on olive branch, on two horizontal wings, on one bent anchor, surrounded by a garland of palms) in the fly and with the national flag in the canton.
The naval version of the flag is used probably only when the Chief of the General Staff is visiting a naval facility.
The markedly lighter shade of the blue in the canton of the Chief of General Staff's flag compared with that on the national flags flying in the background.
www.fotw.net /flags/il^cgs.html   (711 words)

 AMWU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Parties to the Agreement to set up a joint panel to investigate and implement the concept of a General Staff Pooling Agreement to reduce the use of casual, temporary and fixed term contract staff in areas with fixed term or fixed financial constraints.
All staff for which OH&S is not their primary function, but are required or involved in an official category to ensure the application and compliance with workplace OH&S legislation (fire warden, OH&S, special job training qualifications etc.) be paid an allowance.
Any staff whose position is made redundant will be entitled to payment on the basis of 4 weeks for each year of service.
www.amwu.asn.au /default.asp?Action=LoadArticle&ID=1159   (680 words)

 Russian Military - CDI RW 18 June 2004
Up to now, Russia has had an all-powerful, Prussian-style General Staff that controlled all branches of the armed forces and was more or less free of outside political constraints.
Former high-ranking GRU officers have told me that in the Soviet era, the General Staff routinely and deliberately used the GRU to mislead the Kremlin into increasing military spending.
Before the General Staff can be stripped of its command and control functions, an alternative structure must be put in place.
www.cdi.org /russia/311-12.cfm   (723 words)

 General Staff - NTEU
NTEU recognises the particular pressures general staff have felt over the past few years with ongoing staff reductions, lack of career progression, ever increasing workloads and in many cases, dealing with continual workplace change.
Professional issues are central to general staff as well as other workers in the tertiary education sector.
Within that structure, general staff have guaranteed representation at all levels of the union to ensure decisions reflect their concerns and issues.
www.nteu.org.au /getinvolved/categories/general   (477 words)

 Romania, 1 June 1972   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We did not insist any more on our previous proposal that, beside the General Staff of the Unified Armed Forces, the states that are parties to the Convention also can renounce the immunity of the premises/buildings, goods, assets, and documents.
Lieutenant General A.A. Dementyev told us that the General Staff of the Unified Armed Forces agreed to the exclusion of the expression “in his opinion”.
Lieutenant General A.A. Dementyev transmitted the proposal of the General Staff of the Unified Armed Forces that the expression should finish with “diplomatically”, to which we asked that the wording “or in any other way to be agreed upon by them” be added.
www.isn.ethz.ch /php/documents/collection_14/06011972.htm   (393 words)

Therefore we called every group and everybody, who are respectful, sensible for human rights, on participating to the CAMPAIGNE, which we believe to be launched for the recognition of Hocalı massacre by the world public opinion, in the name of humanity.
NTV- Most of the weapons used by the terrorist organisation the PKK originated in Russia or the Commonwealth of Independent States countries, whereas 60 percent of the mines laid by the outlawed separatist group were Italian made, according to a three month long study conducted by Turkey's military.
The report, issued by the General Staff on Wednesday, is seen as justifying the long held belief in Turkey that light weaponry was being handed over to terrorist groups without any restraints.
www.diplomaticobserver.com /news_read.asp?id=652   (923 words)

 PSA: Campaign Bulletins: Sydney University - where are we at? - 10 December 2003
The General Staff Agreement is well into its second draft and in light of the Bill being passed, the CPSU will be urging the University to step up the pace on the drafting of the General Staff Agreement.
This means that Australian Workplace Agreements may be offered to new and existing university staff, but the terms of the Enterprise Agreement would override the terms of the AWA to the extent of any inconsistency.
The CPSU is anxious to ensure that obstacles unrelated to General Staff will not be placed in the way of finalizing a General Staff Agreement.
www.psa.labor.net.au /campaigns/1071033321_2072.html   (797 words)

 Community & Public Sector Union - State Public Services Federation: Campaigns: Uni's can't work without General Staff - ...
The campaign is designed to promote the essential and valuable roles of "General Staff" within universities and the critical role of the CPSU in representing the industrial interests of general staff.
All members and non- members employed in universities as general staff are invited to attend the campaign launch.
Too often general staff within Australia's 37 public universities are overlooked, undervalued and made to feel invisible.
www.cpsu-spsf.asn.au /campaigns/higher_ed/20020305_62.html   (643 words)

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