Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
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- Use a spell checker (F7 Word)
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are not familiar with it.
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Copy Directly on to Unit Letter Head!
To Whom It May Concern:
It is my pleasure to recommend Staff Sergeant [First Last
Name] for employment. He is one of
the most outstanding young men I have met in my 20 years of working in the
computer field. In
fact, I have had the opportunity of working very closely with
[First Name] on many projects in
the last 5 years. During this time, he has consistently impressed me with his
and ability to finish any job in a professional manner. He has never let me
In the last year, Staff Sergeant [Last Name] has
managed and staffed our newly created service desk
at the ###th Job Control on Unit Training Assembly
(UTA) weekends. The primary job of this helpdesk
is to provide the ###th Air Refueling Wing with
valuable support for all their information and
technology needs. Aaron is responsible for the configuration and operation of
over $#,###,### of
computer assets, with a customer base of ###
people, dispersed throughout a ## mile radius. We
have placed great responsibility on his young shoulders, but he handles it with
Staff Sergeant [Last Name] has exceptional people
skills. His diplomatic and friendly method of
training allows co-workers to easily accept and understand the principle being
presented and apply
He is one of our finest troops. Staff Sergeant [Last Name]’s
dedication to his unit and country
are beyond reproach. He is a team player with a positive attitude and possesses
work ethic, in addition to honesty, intelligence, loyalty, and pride. I feel his
excellence and his drive to achieve will guarantee him to succeed and excel in
I would highly recommend Staff Sergeant [Last Name] for any position, especially
for a position of
trust, and "YES" I would hire him again without hesitation. If I can be of
please do not hesitate to contact me at home: (###)
[First M. Last], MSgt, USAFR
Communications Computer Systems Superintendent
###th Communication Flight
<Name> Air Force Base, NC ####
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.