Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
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To Whom It May Concern:
[First M. Last Name], who has been with this
organization since January 1984, will be separating
from the military in January 1998. I have worked with him on several Air Force
Computer Equipment Control Officer, I have called upon
[Fist Name] for his expertise. Therefore
I would like to take the opportunity to highly recommend
[First M. Last Name].
He is a very efficient and effective worker who always maintains harmonious
co-workers. He is conscientious, cooperative and possesses good work habits.
Despite the lack of experienced personnel when implementing a new mainframe
system, [First Name]insured a smooth transition. In addition to completing that seemly, impossible
task, he educated
the entire population with accepting new computer application procedures. He
with the Computer Specialist and Customer Engineer in determining hardware and
encountered when implementing a new system. In addition to all this,
[First Name] was the Small
Computer Manager. He developed a monthly small computer newsletter, which kept
the users updated
on new material. He is presently in charge of all training for computer
operators associated with the Sperry 1100/60 Computer System.
We in Data Processing Center will definitely feel the loss of
[First Name], as our loss is most
certainly someone else’s gain.
[First M. Last Name], GS-9, DAFC
Chief of Resource Management
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.