Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
Key Points to Writing
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- Use the right words, utilize a resource like
- Use a spell checker (F7 Word)
and avoid common misspellings
- Watch Tense Shifts, going from "s" to "ed"
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- Avoid acronyms and jargon, the people reading the letter
are not familiar with it.
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Army Service Forces
United States Engineer Office
P.O. Box ####
Santa Fe, New Mexico ######
To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. [First Last Name] has been a member of our
office for approximately fourteen months, both as a
member of the military forces and as a civilian. During this period he has been
employed as one
of the Assistant Chiefs of the Fire Department and also in charge of fire
His work has been very satisfactory and we can sincerely recommend him for any
requiring a person of even temper, pleasing personality and thorough
We are sorry Mr. [Last Name] is leaving us but
inasmuch as he has an opportunity to better his
position, we are glad to help him. We would feel it an asset to have Mr. Foster
back with us at
[First M. Last Name]
Fire Protection Engineer
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.