This text below is from We Are The Mighty https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/you-had-to-bet-your-life-to-graduate-from-the-vietnam-era-recondo-school
When Maj. Gen. William Westmoreland took command of the 101stAirborne in 1958, he noticed a severe lack of proficiency in small-unit tactics and patrolling.
So he immediately created a school to fix the problem.
When he took command of all American forces in the Vietnam War, he once again created a school to teach long-range patrolling and small unit tactics with a Ranger-qualified cadre of instructors from the 5thSpecial Forces Group. To graduate from this school, you had to bet your life on it.
Dubbed "Recondo" school, Westmoreland claimed it was an amalgamation of Reconnaissance, Commando, and Doughboy. Recondo training emphasized both reconnaissance and standard infantry skills at the small unit level.
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