Bergdahl Returned To Active Duty Monday

A senior defense official says Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, has been returned to regular Army duty.

As of Monday he is assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas. That is the same location where he has been decompressing from the effects of his lengthy captivity.

His exact duties were not immediately disclosed.

The Army was expected to officially announce the Bergdahl move Monday. A senior defense official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to provide details about the decision on the record before the announcement.

Bergdahl was released from captivity on May 31 in exchange for five top Taliban commanders imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.

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According to reports from CNN, the Army sergeant who was held captive for five years before his release could get the green light to go back to work by Monday.

A CNN report filed by Barbara Starr said a defense official reported Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished his therapy and counseling at a Texas Army hospital.

That same official told CNN the Sergeant could return to active duty work as soon as Monday.

Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in Afghanistan, in May during a prisoner swap with the United States.

Since that time, he has been undergoing re-integration treatment at an Army hospital in San Antonio.


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