Recondo is an American military acronym (from reconnaissance, commando and doughboy) for a highly specialized infantry training or a graduate of a Recondo School who leads a small, heavily armed long-range reconnaissance team that patrols deep in enemy-held territory.The Recondo School is located approximately 20 miles from the outer drop zones on the Fort Bragg military reservation in North Carolina. Five classes a year train about 50 students each in a grueling three week class. For the first two weeks, class begins at 4:00 A.M. with a five-mile run, physical training, breakfast and classes. In the final week, the day begins with a helicopter jump, with assessment of patrolling practically nonstop until students arrive back at the school. Graduates tend to lose 30 pounds or more of weight during that time.