Houston, TX, United States (4E) – Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was given a desk duty at Fort Sam Houston as part of his continuing reintegration treatment to recover from five years of captivity in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army North announced on Monday.
Bergdahl will be working alongside other soldiers in the command and will be able to move on and off base freely, said Army North spokesman Don Manuszewski, according to Stars and Stripes. He was provided with a room in the base’s quarters for noncommissioned officers.
The controversial sergeant took his new job in his new unit after undergoing four weeks of counseling in the same base. He was formerly based at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, who is in charge of the investigation of Bergdahl’s alleged desertion that led to his capture by Taliban insurgents in 2009, is expected to interview him during his duty to find out how he was captured.
Bergdahl was the only American prisoner of war in the Afghanistan war. He disappeared from his post in 2009 and was later found to be held captive by Taliban forces. He was released on May 31 in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees and flown to a military hospital in Germany before being transferred to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on June 13.