U.S. Army Forces Command
Directorate of Public Affairs
4700 Knox Street
Fort Bragg, N.C. 28310
Nov. 15, 2016| 11:40 a.m. Tuesday
For Immediate Release
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Army Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance conducted the second day of an Article 39(a) Motions Hearing Nov. 15 on Fort Bragg, N.C., in the case of United States vs. Sgt. Robert B. Bergdahl.
The Nov. 15, 2016, Tuesday, military legal hearing re-convened at 9:01 a.m. and adjourned at 10:55 a.m. Trial counsel present were: Maj. Justin C. Oshana with assistant trial counsel Maj. Jerrod Fussnecker and Capt. Eileen Whipple. Defense counsel present were: Mr. Eugene Fidell and Lt. Col. Franklin D. Rosenblatt, with assistant defense counsel Maj. Jason Thomas, and Maj. Oren Gleich.
The military judge continued to discuss with both legal counsel pending motions. Motions and discussions included: the 2009 search for Bergdahl and whether the testimony would be admissible at a later date as potential evidence.
The witness who testified during the legal proceeding was: Army Lt. Col. (Retired) Jose Aymat, who in 2009 was the brigade Embedded Training Teams executive officer in Regional Command East, Afghanistan. Aymat conducted a command investigation into the circumstances of injuries sustained by an Embedded Training Team while searching for Bergdahl.
The next legal-motions hearing currently is scheduled for Dec. 1, 2016, on Fort Bragg, N.C.
The trial now is scheduled for April 18, 2017, as of today.
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