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SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- Three Army officers working with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in his Stage Three recovery addresses the media Friday afternoon from Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

Bergdahl was transferred from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center overnight to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Basically saw him for 60 seconds, he was in uniform, as a U.S. Army soldier maintained good deportment, we exchanged salutes, said Major General Joseph P. DiSalvo, Reintegration Mission Commander and Commander of U.S. Army South. He appeared, just like any soldier would a little nervous when he saw a two star general, but he looked good, again saluted and had good deportment.

DiSalvo said their initial interaction was brief, but the two spoke in English. It had been reported that Bergdahl was having difficulty speaking English after almost five years in captivity.

At the Brooke Army Medical Center, they will be working on meeting Bergdahl's physical and psychological needs.

Overall we are pleased with his physical state, he was able to ambulate and walk into the hospital and seemed to do so in a functional manner, said Doctor Colonel Ronald Wool, from the Brooke Army Medical Center.

One way they will begin to do so, is giving Bergdahl a sense of predictability and control of his environment after years of uncertainty in captivity.

Everyone of us decided what to put on today, what to have for breakfast, where we are going for lunch, those decisions making processes has been fundamentally removed from him where he was told where to eat, what to eat, when to go to the bathroom all those sorts of things, said Colonel Bradley Poppen, a Survival Evasion Resistance Escape Psychologist with the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency.

Poppen and the staff will slowly increase the number of choices Bergdahl makes, giving him gradually more control. He has slowly been able to make more choices about his diet, and they reported a favorite choice right now is peanut butter. They are also going to work with him on how to tell his story, and put meaning in his life moving forward.

At some point in time he will be exposed to the media inquiries into him, what's going on with the world, but in the past five years he's had no exposure, said Poppen. Overall it is a returnees choice to determine where, when, and who they want to engage with socially, and the family understand that process at this time.

The Bergdahl family has asked the military to keep their travel plans private. It was not clear from the press conference where Jani and Bob Bergdahl are, but DiSalvo said they are being patient and trusting the system.

This is a unique case because of how long Bergdahl was held in captivity. Poppen said there is no set time-line for how long he will be in their care.

We will proceed at his pace, he said.

There was no mention of the back-pay the military owes to Bergdahl. They did say that they are not dealing with the investigation in the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl leaving the base. That is being handled by another part of the military.

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