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Letter of Recommendation

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TO: Whom It May Concern

SUBJECT: Letter of Reference - SSgt [First M. Last Name]

1. I would like to take this opportunity to fully endorse the outstanding technical expertise and superior work ethic of SSgt
[Last Name]. His knowledge of database organization and hierarchy aided immeasurably in the automation of our Driver's Record Section. His attention to detail is an example for others to follow.

[First Name] is one our finest troops. His dedication to his unit and country are beyond reproach. He is professional, dedicated, and takes great pride in his work. I'm confident that his talents would serve any organization in an outstanding fashion.

3. Feel free to contact, me for any further information.

[First M. Last Name], TSgt, USAFR
###d Transportation Manager/VCO


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Letter Added: 24 April 2006

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