Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad
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Based on the turn #1 description from the sample play through in the manual, I'm guessing you get to pick the location.
Due to the Covert card's Recon notation, I get to look
through the deck for a Location card. I select the Wetlands
Location card, add it to Giacomelli’s hand, and then shuffle
the Action deck.
The "I select" leads me to believe it's your choice.
Furthermore, the glossary term never indicates that it should be random.
Recon (Card Type) - The notation will specify a type of
card in the Action Card Deck. Look through the deck, find
the specified type of card, freely add it to one Player
Soldier’s hand, and then shuffle the Action Card Deck.