THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, D. C.
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
April 19, 1941
Lt. Commander Gates, U.S.N.R.
Re: L. Ron Hubbard.
It is a pleasure to recommend Mr. Hubbard for a commission in the United States Naval Reserve, for duty in Naval Intelligence.
While he studied engineering under me, he proved himself outstanding in leadership and activities.
He is experienced to an unusual degree, exceptionally alert and poised.
His success in writing prove his ingenuity and resourcefulness.
He has a fine personality which should make him a credit to the Naval service.
These statements are made on the basis of my intimate acquaintance with him.
His average grades in engineering were due the the obvious fact that he had started in the wrong career. They do not reflect his great ability.
Please call upon me for any additional information by which I may convince you of his unusual capability and worthiness of a commission.
Your very cordially,
Arthur F. Johnson, Ph.D.,
File/Ref. No.: OMPF LRH 01-006