Bergdahl back on active duty as early as Monday

 

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty as soon as Monday after finishing therapy and counseling at a medical center in San Antonio, according to reports

Bergdahl will take a job at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

In an effort to help him readjust, he will live in barracks and be helped along by two other soldiers, according to The New York Times.

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Bergdahl arrived back in the United States last month after spending more than five years in captivity at the hands of the Taliban. The United States negotiated his release in exchange for five Taliban leaders who were housed at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 

The exchange was criticized by some who said negotiating with terrorists and the militants' release could jeopardize national security. 

Bergdahl will continue to meet with army officials investigating the events surrounding his disappearance and capture in 2009. Last month, the Army announced Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl would lead an investigation. 

A report completed shortly after his capture in 2009 found that Bergdahl likely intentionally left his outpost before he was captured. However, it did not conclude whether he intended to return.

Polls have shown most people would support military charges being brought if he is found to have deserted.