1. Express your appreciation for the individual.
  2. Put down what are the deeds the individual is being commended on.
  3. Put down the characteristics of the individual which are commendable.
  4. End on a positive tone.


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

[Letter Date]

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

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

We thank you for being one of our standout soldiers to date. Your assistance in the Armada Case was invaluable in allowing us to win the battle.

Your wit, quick thinking, and superior skill are most definitely appreciated by the Army.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -