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What is an LOR in the AIr Force?


The acronym "LOR" can have two meanings. The first, and better of the two, is Letter of Recommendation. Letters of recommendation can be written by any member about an airman, but usually are written by the airman's supervisor or commander. This is simply a letter stating all the good aspects of the airman and why they should be promoted or hired for a different job or special duty.

LOR can also mean a letter of reprimand. Any airman can receive a Letter of Reprimand, regardless of rank. This is a letter from the airman's supervisor or commander, reprimanding them for bad behavior and listing the steps they must take to correct it. If the airman does not straighten themselves out, harsher punishments will follow. A Letter of Reprimand goes into the airman's personnel file.



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