————–For a specialist and spouse, see Couple, Military
How to Address a Specialist
—-Envelope or address block on an email: How to Address a Specialist
—-—-Specialist (Full name), USA
—-—-SPC (Full name), USA
—-Social envelope: How to Address a Specialist
—-—-Specialist (Full name)
—-Salutation: How to Address a Specialist
—-—-Dear Specialist (Surame)
—-—-Dear SPC (Surname)
—-Conversation: How to Address a Specialist
Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"
Addressing an Envelope to a Specialist
How do I properly address an invitation’s envelope for a friend in the Army National Guard? He is a Specialist at Ft Leonard Wood in MO.
—-—-—-—-—-– Michele How to Address a Specialist
Dear Michele, How to Address a Specialist
You have his rank, Specialist, and branch of Service … Army.
The Army National Guard (ANG) uses the same ranks as the regular Army (USA). On official correspondence you use the branch of service. On social correspondence you don’t.
While it is always correct to write out the rank fully … Specialist Brett Wilson … in the Army they use an Army-specific abbreviation for the Specialist – SPC. This Army-specific abbreviation for his rank is ALL CAPS & no periods: SPC. Below I’ve shown it both ways.
—-Social Envelope: How to Address a Specialist
——–(Rank) (Full Name)
—-—-—-Which looks like:
—-—-—-—-Specialist Brett Wilson
——–—-—-SPC Brett Wilson
– Robert Hickey How to Address a Specialist