↑Стиккер ушел с поста годом ранее в связи с ухудшением состояния здоровья.
↑ 12Worner died in office on August 13, 1994 of cancer. The Deputy Secretary General, Sergio Balanzino, took over his daily responsibilities for the last several months on his life and then became исполняющий обязанности Secretary General upon his death until the appointment of Willy Claes.
↑ 12Claes resigned as Secretary General after a bribery scandal, centering on his actions in the Belgian cabinet in the 1980s. After his resignation, Deputy Secretary General Sergio Balanzino served as исполняющий обязанности Secretary General until the appointment of Javier Solana.
↑George Robertson announced in January 2003 that he would be stepping down in December. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer was selected as his successor, but could not assume the office until January 2004 because of his commitment in the Dutch Parliament. Robertson was asked to extend his term until Scheffer was ready, but declined, so Minuto-Rizzo, the Deputy Secretary General, took over in the interim.
↑Scheffer was named Secretary General of NATO effective January 1, 2004, but he did not take office until January 5, 2004.