Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
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TO: Whom It May Concern
FROM: [Office Symbol]
SUBJECT: Letter of Recommendation
It is my pleasure to recommend [First M. Last Name]
for employment. He is one of the most
outstanding young men I have met, in the past 20 years, working in the computer
world. I have
had the opportunity to work very closely with [First Name]
on many problems in the last 2-1/2
years. Never has he let me down. No problem was ever too big nor took too long.
I have seen [First Name] work 18 hours straight on a problem
and never complain. [First Name] is the type
of employee that helps solve many day-to-day problems, and has been given a free
hand to make
decisions that arise during his work shift.
During our conversion from the Univac 1050-II computer system to the Sperry
1100/60 system, [First Name] assisted a team from HQ TAC, by
loading out all systems software, ensuring the
correct versions of files and programs were used. His performance as the first
Supply Systems Monitor was outstanding. [Name of Air
Base]'s conversion was the best in HQ TAC
due to [First Name]'s keen knowledge of the Sperry
1100/60 computer system and his ability to
work under pressure.
We at [Name] Air Force Base and the
##st Supply Squadron will miss this young man. However we
understand his wish to strive for a bigger and better challenge.
I would highly recommend [First Name] for any
position, especially a position of trust, and
"YES" I would hire him without hesitation.
[First M. Last Name], GS-12, DAF
Assistant Chief of Supply
[Name] AFB, [State] [Zip Code]
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