Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
Key Points to Writing
- Remember, there the purpose for the letter.
- 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"
Keep the text simple
- Avoid acronyms and jargon, the people reading the letter
are not familiar with it.
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To Whom It May Concern:
[First Last Name] was under my supervision from
March 1984 through March 1985. He is an outstanding
worker and leader who strives’ for excellence and high quality production.
Mr. [Last Name] was the Small Computer Manager. He
handled acquisition, distribution, installation
and training, and developed procedures for tracking computer hardware
Most important, Mr. [Last Name] was Data Base
Manager. His remarkable knowledge of software and
hardware capabilities, his total dedication and high standards excel him through
the computer field.
This earned Mr. [Last Name] the Air Force
I am pleased to recommend [First Name] for any
position available. If further information is desired
please call me.
[First M. Last], SSgt, USAF
Computer Operations Dayshift Supervisor
Phone (###) ###-#### or ###-####
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.