Reports: Bowe Bergdahl Set to Return to Active Duty

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished counseling at an Army hospital and could return to active duty as early as Monday, CNN and the New York Times reported.

Bergdahl was held captive by the Taliban for five years before being released in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in May.

In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday. The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been publicly announced, declined to provide details. Officials had previously said the intention was for Bergdahl to be reunited with his family at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video) AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

According to the Times, Bergdahl will take a job at the Army North headquarters at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. He’ll live in barracks and have two other soldiers helping him readjust.

The exact circumstances of Bergdahl’s capture — and whether he may have deserted his post in Afghanistan — are the subject of a military investigation. The Times reported that Bergdahl is expected to meet with Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, who is leading the probe.

A military spokeswoman said earlier this month that Bergdahl had been taking trips to the library and supermarket and had been eating out at restaurants as part of his rehabilitation process.