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 Staff Sergeant
[First M. Last Name] for employment. He is one of
the most outstanding young men I have met in my ##
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
# years. During this
time, he has consistently impressed me with his in-depth knowledge and
ability to finish any job in a professional manner. He has never let me down.
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. [First Name] is responsible for the configuration and
operation of over
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
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 Name], [Rank], USAFR
Communications Computer Systems Superintendent
[Air Base], [State] [Zip]
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.