Cover Letter Former Military

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. 

Additionally, you can learn about military careers and search for military jobs on Monster.

Military to civilian cover letter template


Steven DiMarco
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
CCNP and CCNA Data Center
CompTIA Network+ and A+
Sometown, MS 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | 

July 27, 2017
Ms. Gloria Smith
HR Director
ABC Corporation
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 to set up a meeting. Thank you for your time.



Steven DiMarco
Enclosure: Résumé

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1250 Garden State Court
Cliffwood, NJ 07721
(848) 555-5784

Ms. Joey Mondaca
B & B Air Conditioning and Heating
209 Bath Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740-6102

Dear Ms. Mondaca,

My 10 years of comprehensive air conditioning training and a successful technical career with the U.S. Army, where I progressed through the rank of Master Sergeant, make me an ideal candidate for the HVAC technician you have posted on your company job board.

I am fully certified to work on residential, commercial, and industrial heating and cooling systems. My experience makes me well-equipped for installing, troubleshooting, and repairing all types of systems.

My years in the military have also helped me hone my interpersonal skills, thus I not only know my way around schematic drawings, compressors, and air handlers, but I also have a strong customer service focus. I know how to make customers feel confident in my abilities — and the services I provide.

I am sure my services would be useful to you, and I will call you in the next week to discuss an interview where we can review my qualifications in greater depth.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Jorge Nedvins


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