SECRETARIAT GENERAL OF THE SUPREME DEFENSE ASSEMBLY ERA
(1933 - 1949)
Supreme Defense Assembly was established by a Decree No.14443, dated 24 April 1933. It was composed of the Chief of the General Staff and members of the Council of Ministers, gathered under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. The President of the Republic would chair the assembly when it seemed necessary.
The duties of the Supreme Defense Assembly were to determine the tasks of the minis-tries and to prepare necessary principles concerning the national mobilization. To carry out these duties, the Supreme Defense Assembly used to convene annually. It would also hold extraordinary meetings.
c. The Secretariat General
The Secretary General of the Supreme Defense Assembly was appointed by the Ministry of National Defense. To perform his duties, the Secretary General had an office, composed of appointed officials. The Secretary General and his office are assigned to prepare the topics concerning the national mobilization beforehand and to coordinate these topics with related institutions and take their opinions. As a part of this coordination, their opinions were presented to the Supreme Defense Assembly.
The duties of the Supreme Defense Assembly and the Secretariat General which were stated by a Decree No.14443, dated 24 April 1933, and carried out in accordance with the regulation annexed to the Decree No.14819, dated 10 August 1933.