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Letter of Recommendation

Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position

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To Whom It May Concern:

I have known [First Last Name] professionally and personally for over one year. During this time he has consistently impressed me with his outstanding depth of knowledge and his ability to pass this information to trainees, system users, and supervisors in a "user friendly" way.

[First Name]'s complete knowledge of our Sperry 1100/60 and computers in general, has made him an integral part our information systems squadron. Due to his extensive knowledge he has been relied upon to perform duties as small computers expert, database manager, telecommunications trouble shooter and computer operations trainer. All of these additional duties were performed in an exemplary manner. [First Name] is willing to go that extra mile to ensure the job at hand is completed in a timely and professional manner.

Although losing [First Name] will be a blow to our organization, I can highly recommend him for employment. He will truly be an asset to any organization that he joins. If I can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to call.

<First M. Last Name>
Assistant Systems Branch Manager
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Letter Added: 24 April 2006

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Revised: 04/24/06.