Secretary of defense resignation letter (sample)

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Secretary of defence resignation letter

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In the US, when a secretary of defence plans on quitting they address the letter to the president. When the secretary of defense quits, he hands his reign over to deputy defense secretary.

Some tips of writing a good resignation letter are:

  • Regardless of your reasons for leaving your job, communicate your decision to your employer in a positive and polite way. Avoid complaints about the company, your manager or coworkers.
  • Start your letter with an introduction; a formal salutation, address the recipient by name and, if you prefer, use a standard greeting such as “Dear\ [First name],” or “Hello [First name].”
  • The next step is to tell your employer about leaving your job and the final work date. The standard notice period is two weeks; however, your company might have specific instruction around what your last date of work should be. Keep your letter short as the essential part of the letter is the Last date of your work. 
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period. A statement of gratitude, helps foster a peaceful transition.

Example: “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from the best and grow as a designer. I will always cherish the experiences I had working with you and the team.”

  • You can choose to list any key information the recipient should be aware of regarding your transition. The last step is to end your letter with a departing statement such as “Sincerely,” or “Thank you,” and your name.

Sample: Secretary of defense resignation letter

“Dear Mr. President:

I have been privileged to serve as our country’s 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals.

I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the Department’s business practices for greater performance. Our troops continue to provide the capabilities needed to prevail in conflict and sustain strong U.S. global influence.

One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances. NATO’s 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongside us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further proof.

Similarly, I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours. It is clear that China and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model – gaining veto authority over other nations’ economic, diplomatic, and security decisions – to promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America and our allies. That is why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense.

My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances.

Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position. The end date for my tenure is February 28, 2019, a date that should allow sufficient time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed as well as to make sure the Department’s interests are properly articulated and protected at upcoming events to include Congressional posture hearings and the NATO Defense Ministerial meeting in February. Further, that a full transition to a new Secretary of Defense occurs well in advance of the transition of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September in order to ensure stability Within the Department.

I pledge my full effort to a smooth transition that ensures the needs and interests of the 2.15 million Service Members and 732,079 DoD civilians receive undistracted attention of the Department at all times so that they can fulfill their critical, round-the-clock mission to protect the American people.

I very much appreciate this opportunity to serve the nation and our men and women in uniform.

Sincerely”

Frequently Asked Questions: Secretary of defence resignation letter

How do you write a passive aggressive resignation letter?

“I regret to inform you that I will be giving my 14 day notice to resign as of today’s date. Thank you, so much, for all the opportunity you’ve given me. Never before in my life have I had to learn how to be so independent. The valuable skills in how to defend my work and my job will serve me well in the future.”

How do you write a letter of resignation for a stay at home mom?

“I am sorry to leave such an excellent employer, but I have decided to stay at home with my baby for the first few years of her life. As you know, I have felt quite conflicted since coming back to work following my FMLA time and my extended unpaid leave of absence.”

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Citations

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/20/politics/james-mattis-resignation-letter-doc/index.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/james-mattis-resignation-letter-quoting-lincoln-signs-off-as-secretary-of-defense/

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