1. Give a recommendation for the person.
  2. Give reasons for recommending them.
  3. Provide contact details for additional information.


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Dear [Recipients Name],

I am delighted to give a strong recommendation for Mr. Ethan Bellamy in support of his application to join the Air Force.

I have been Mr. Bellamy's direct supervisor for 3 years. During this time, I have come to know him as a hard-working, responsible and focused young man. He is also a great team player and has contributed to the successes of a number of projects.

It is my sincere hope that you consider him for the position. Should you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me on 999-999-999.


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