Extra recommendation letters

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  1. viennam01

    viennam01 New Member

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    What address are we supposed to send any additional recommendation letters to be added to our profile? These aren't the teacher online ones, they're the ones that must be sent by snail mail.


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  2. Ranger96

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    I would like to add some more to this question.

    As a prior service applicant, is there an opportunity to attach extra letters of rec to our already streamlined application?

    I have a former colonel of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and 1st Special Forces Group (and an alum himself) writing my letter of rec to attest to my dedication to the Army. Can I include this? Would it add anything of value to an enlisted application?

    Thank you.
     
  3. MemberLG

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    Mail it to the admission office in C/O your RC.

    As for a letter of recommendation from someone "important", it doesn't hurt.

    But some of us that are involved in the admissions activities, we don't see any value in LORs unless the recommender has right qualifications and knows the candidate.

    So a LOR from someone that never served in the military to say the recommendee will be a great military officer is less creditable

    Or a LOR stating I served with the recommendee's parent, so the recommendee will be a great military officer is not so creditable.
     
  4. Ranger96

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    MemberLG,
    Understood.
    I have known the writer of the letter for a period of two years in the service, and believe his credentials will be appropriate.
    Thanks.
     
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