The investigation into how Bowe Bergdahl came to leave his base in Afghanistan is to start next week, after the Army appointed a General to lead the inquiry.
The two-star General, whose identity has not been released, will examine the events leading up to Bergdahl’s departure from the base in June 2009.
Bergdahl, who was held as a prisoner-of-war by the Taliban for five years, finally returned to the U.S. in the early hours of Friday.
fter his release was secured when the U.S. negotiated a deal to free five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Bergdahl was taken to a military hospital in Germany.
It is not clear when the 28-year-old, who was kept locked in a metal box for two years during his ordeal, will be questioned formally about his experiences.
Although he is described as being physically healthy, Bergdahl is still recovering from the trauma of being held captive by the Taliban.
He was kept in solitary confinement for at least two years after failed attempts to escape his captors.