Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
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3525th Installations Group
Williams Air Force Base
SUBJECT: Letter of Recommendation
TO: Whom It May Concern
Mr. [First Last Name] was employed in the Williams
Air Force Base Fire Department for a period
of twelve years. He was first employed in September 1942, an with the exception
of one year
and eight months, during which period he served in the U.S. Army and in
government service at
Los Alamos, New Mexico, his employment in this department was continuous until
he resigned in
During the period of his employment in this department, Mr.
[Last Name] progressed from a position
of firefighter trainee to Assistant Fire Chief in stiff competition with other
This achievement is indicative of his skill as a firefighter and exceptional
He has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of structural fire fighting and
protection functions as
well as aircraft crash rescue operations. Moreover, he has demonstrated that he
is an effective
instructor and, as such, has directly contributed to the proficiency of this
Mr. [Last Name] has distinguished himself on a
number of occasions through his valorous acts in
the rescue of pilots from crashed aircraft and in combating aircraft fires. His
display of courage
and devotion to duty in situations during which he was exposed to great personal
credit upon himself, and this department.
He is an industrious and sincere worker, and has a great sense of personal
integrity and moral
conduct. I can unhesitatingly recommend Mr. [Last Name]
for any position in which these attributes,
and a thorough knowledge of fire department functions, including actual fire
fighting and supervisory
duties, are the prerequisite qualifications. I do believe, however, that Mr.
[Last Name] can succeed
in any career field that he may elect to pursue.
[First M. Last Name]
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