Dear Admissions Committee:
I was told by Second Lieutenant John Doe of his decision to apply to your esteemed University's doctoral degree program in international relations, which is his first choice for graduate education, and am therefore writing this letter to support his application. Having been Second Lieutenant Doe's supervisor at the Army Medical Service School of Republic of China during the past one and half years, I believe that I am justified to provide accurate assessment on his sound educational potential.
Several evidences I have learned from Second Lieutenant Doe convinced me that he will be able to perform outstandingly in his educational and professional pursuits: Firstly, Second Lieutenant Doe is very bright. He presently holds a bachelor's and master's degree in international relation from ABC University, and finished school in the first place from both programs. Secondly, although being a young officer, Second Lieutenant Doe has been able to perform independently and effectively, learning quickly on the job and fulfilling his military assignments. I consider the maturity and performance he displays is equivalent to colleagues of three to four years of seniority to him.
I have been impressed by Lieutenant Doe's ability to come up with innovative ideas to teach classes. As Second Lieutenant and Instructor he never sticks to old rules and is always seeking new methods to pursue further effectiveness and efficiency. The very positive performance made by Second Lieutenant Doe has been constantly repeated throughout his military service. I believe it was his strong ambition to succeed and his willingness to take charge of challenging situations that made him stand out. With his sound creativity, teamwork spirit, communication and interpersonal skills, Second Lieutenant Doe has no difficulty to earn confidence from both his superiors and colleagues in his ability to handle assignments. Based on the recognition of his contribution, Second Lieutenant Doe has been nominated and selected to receive the prestigious "Outstanding Reserved Military Instructor Award of the Year" given by the Chinese Army Headquarters. Among more than seventy reserved officers in our school, only five of them were selected to receive this award. I believe this adds another solid evidence of Second Lieutenant Doe's capability to attain appreciation and recognition in an organization.
I am confident to say, without any reservation, that Second Lieutenant Doe is one of the most commendable young reserved officers I have ever had in many years. Second Lieutenant Doe's potential is excellent, making him one of the most promising individual I have ever seen. I have the least doubt that he will become very successful in his future educational and professional pursuits. In conclusion, I hope this letter can convince your esteemed Admissions Committee of Second Lieutenant Doe's exemplary potential. I can assure your esteemed Admissions Committee that Second Lieutenant Doe's attendance will be a mutually beneficial one to both him and your School. I give him my high recommendation and wish him the best in his future endeavors.