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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 met [First Name] when he first came to [Company Name] in 1990 as a systems programmer. As part of the Technology staff we have worked very closely together. I have been very fortunate to get to know [First Name] not only as a teammate at work but also as personal friend. It is not everyday that you have the chance to get to know someone that is so bright and energetic about learning and helping others.

Even though when [First Name] first started he was relatively inexperienced, you could tell he was something special. In everything he did, not only was he willing to share his knowledge but he was always willing to learn from others. He became very familiar with many aspects of MVS. Whether it was installing system software, writing assembler or REXX programs or helping with Storage Management. Within a few years he was considered to be one of the best on our team. Not only at understanding systems but developing solutions for others.

The more [First Name] learned the more he was willing to help. Whether it was to spend time at home developing a utility for a customer, preparing and teaching a class for systems and programming or staying late at night to resolve a production problem. [First Name] could always be counted on.  After Hurricane Andrew, I worked with [First Name] in Bolder, Colorado for 3 months on the disaster recovery team. When Andrew hit he was on Duty for the Air Force overseas. The hurricane ruined his apartment and many of his things were damaged. [First Name] put aside his personal needs and came out to Boulder to help get the company back in business. The time we had together strengthened my respect for him as professional and friend.

[First Name] is a young man who lives by integrity and honesty and will be missed by many at [Company Name]. I recommend him without hesitation, as he is a tremendous asset to any organization.


Sincerely Yours,




[First M. Last]
Senior Systems Programmer
[Company Name]



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Letter Added: 24 April 2006

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Revised: 04/24/06.