Military cover letter sample
View this sample cover letter for a military professional, or download the military cover letter template in Word.
As a military professional, you have the training and traits employers are seeking—make sure you stand out from the crowd. Your cover letter should demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. To be considered for top military jobs, it helps to have a well-crafted cover letter. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a military professional, or download the military cover letter template in Word.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the following are some examples of types of occupations for enlisted personnel:
- Electronic repair
- Environmental health and safety specialists
- IT specialists
- Intelligence specialists
- Health care personnel
- Human resources
- Machine operator
- Public affairs
- Law enforcement
- Transportation (aircrew, drivers)
The BLS indicates that roughly 155,000 recruits are needed each year to fill the positions of those who have completed their service or who retire. Learn more about military careers and search for military jobs on Monster.
Military to civilian cover letter template
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
CCNP and CCNA Data Center
CompTIA Network+ and A+
Sometown, MS 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | email@example.com
July 27, 2017
Ms. Gloria Smith
15 Elm Street
Sometown, MS 55555
Dear Ms. Smith:
If the ideal candidate for the network administrator position advertised on Monster (Ref #11111) should have cross-platform expertise (Unix, Linux, Windows and macOS), knowledge of Cisco networking hardware and experience managing large global data centers, my credentials will be of interest.
Having progressed through promotions since joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 2007, I currently serve as an advanced network administrator. I maintain and optimize secure network communications of both tactical and commercial networks supporting key military operations.
As ABC Corporation seeks to optimize and secure all computer and network components including servers, equipment, wireless access points, cabling, printers and workstations, I can help. Not only do I offer hands-on experience performing high-level administration of network environments, but I also offer a track record of accomplishments that include:
- Awarded recognition for serving on team that reconfigured the USMC’s Global Broadcast Service (GBS), providing USMC with an enhanced surveillance tool.
- Project management of large-scale initiatives¾accomplished on time and with minimal interruptions to daily operations. Recently, my team and I oversaw performance-tuning and rollout of a new SYSLOG server that strengthened authentication, authorization and accountability (AAA).
- Experience delivering rapid, quality solutions that have automated network processes, enhanced security and achieved productivity, efficiency and performance gains.
My USMC tour of duty ends in December, and I am motivated to secure a network administrator position in the private sector. You can reach me at (555) 555-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting. Thank you for your time.
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