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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:

[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 malfunctions.

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 Achievement Medal.

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 ###-####

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Letter Added: 24 April 2006

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Revised: 04/24/06.