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Sample Recommendation Letter


(Must be on official letterhead from a U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer or U.S. Federal Agency)





Branch Chief

International Capacity Building Branch

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

1131 Chapel Crossing Road

Bldg. 681, Rm. B258

Glynco, Georgia 31524


Dear Branch Chief:

 Our office has been requested to provide a letter of recommendation for the below listed individual to attend training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).

 1.   Applicant’s Full Name:                  Smith, John D

  2.   Training Program Requesting:     Physical Security Training Program


  3.   Requested Training Dates:            7/30/12-08/05/12

  We have conducted checks and the following information has been verified concerning the applicant:


1.   Applicant’s Place of Birth:             London, England

  2.   Applicant’s Date of Birth:              11/4/1956

  3.  (Applicant’s name) is a Sworn Law Enforcement Officer with the (law enforcement agency name) of (country) as a (position title).  (If the applicant is not affiliated with law enforcement, provide the name of the agency or organization with which the applicant is affiliated and a clarification  why the applicant should be admitted to a law enforcement course).

  4.  (Applicant’s name) is 85% proficient in English (oral communication, written communication, and reading comprehension).

 5.  (Applicant’s name) poses no security risk to the United States or the FLETC.

 6.  (Applicant’s name) has been vetted pursuant to the Leahy Amendment and no derogatory information was found.

 Attendance of (Applicant’s name) in this training program is consistent with US foreign policy, and will be a benefit to the U.S. government because (list the benefits).

 (If this official letter does not come from the U.S. Embassy closest to where the applicant works then add the following statement.) The Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy (city), (list name, address, telephone & fax number including country code, and email address), is fully aware of this application and concurs with (applicant’s name) request for training at the FLETC.

 If you have any questions please contact me at (please list telephone number, email address, and mailing address).


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