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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:

As a shift manager in Information Technology for Large Systems, I have had the pleasure of working with [First Last Name] for over four years and have found him to be very knowledgeable in System Programming, software implementation and support. He performs his duties in a professional matter and has earned the respect and loyalty of his peers and user community.

I have had many opportunities to see the depth of his knowledge and the dedication that make up [First Last Name]. [First Name] was responsible for implemented system products such as Omegaview, Omegamon, HSC, OPSMVS, CA7, for our operating systems. He did not stop with implementation but also assisted in training and documentation. [First Name] always goes that extra mile.

[First Name] is always eager to help and provide first class service when called upon. He works closely with my team and has provided the support necessary no matter when or how often we may call upon him.

I highly recommend [First Last Name] for any position available. If further information is desired please contact me.

Sincerely Yours,

[First M. Last]
1st Shift Manager
Large Systems Monitor Operation/mf

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Letter Added: 24 April 2006

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Revised: 04/24/06.