1. Introduce yourself and state you would like to join the military.
  2. Give a brief profile of yourself and your achievements that are relevant to the military.
  3. Let the reader know the why serving your nation is important to you.


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[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

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Dear [Recipients Name],

My name is Tom Hodge, and I would like to join the armed forces of the United States.

I have a major in history and a minor in political science and have been part of the Marshal Arts Program achieved the red belt.

I have always been passionate about my country and serving her. I request you to consider my application for the same. Thank you.


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