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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:

It is my pleasure to recommend Master Sergeant [First M. Last Name] for employment. He is one of the most exceptional managers I have met in my ## years of working in the computer field. In fact, I have had the opportunity of working very closely with Thomas on many assignments in the last # years. During this time, he has consistently impressed me with his in-depth knowledge and ability to complete projects ahead of time. He has never let me down.

Master Sergeant [Last Name] has exceptional people skills. In the past year, Master Sergeant [Last Name] has supervised up to ## individuals at one time. I personally selected him to manage and train all new personnel coming directly from technical school or basic training. His diplomatic and friendly method of training allows co-workers to easily accept and understand the principle being presented and apply it. Sergeant [Last Name] knows each person’s abilities and limitations, leveraging this knowledge to maximize productivity out of each person, which contributes directly to our operational readiness. The results are impressive; producing highly productive Air Force members.

He is one of our top managers. Master Sergeant [Last Name]’s dedication to his unit and country are beyond reproach. He is a leader with a positive attitude and possesses an old-fashioned work ethic, in addition to honesty, intelligence, loyalty, and pride. I feel his commitment to excellence and his drive to achieve will guarantee his success and allow him to excel in any environment.

I would highly recommend Master Sergeant [Last Name] for any position, especially a position of trust, and "YES" I would hire him again without hesitation. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at home: (###) ###-####.


[First M. Last Name], [Rank], USAFR
Communications Computer Systems Superintendent

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Letter Added: 24 April 2006

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Revised: 04/24/06.