Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio, and will assume a job at the Army North headquarters at the same base, Fort Sam Houston, Defense Department officials said late Sunday.
He is also expected to meet with Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, the officer who is investigating the circumstances of Bergdahl's disappearance from his outpost in Afghanistan in 2009.
"Sgt. Bergdahl has completed the final phase of the reintegration process under the control of U.S. Army South and is currently being assigned to U.S. Army North, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston (JBSA). He will now return to regular duty within the command where he can contribute to the mission. The Army investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Bergdahl is still ongoing," said the U.S. Army Public Affairs Office in a statement Monday.
Bergdahl's transfer from the therapy phase to a regular soldier's job is part of his reintegration into Army life, officials said. He will live in barracks and have two other soldiers help him readjust.
The sergeant has been an outpatient at the hospital for about three weeks, during which time he continued to participate in debriefings about his time as a Taliban prisoner. He was released six weeks ago in exchange for five senior Taliban detainees.
On Thursday, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who heads the Armed Services Committee, released letters from each of the joint chiefs of staff supporting the repatriation of Bergdahl, a rebuttal to critics who said the swap should not have been made.
Additional reporting from Idaho Statesman.