Welcome to the Bergdahl Docket

This website has been created by the defense in the general court-martial case of Sergeant Robert B. (Bowe) Bergdahl in response to the high level of public interest in the case.

The Bergdahl Docket is simply a repository for case documents. It does not include classified submissions or rulings. Nor does it include commentary and there is no provision for posts or comments by third parties. We hope it will be useful to the public and the news media.

The U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency’s electronic reading room for the court-martial can be found here.

The case was tried before Colonel Jeffery R. Nance, an Army military judge.

Defense team:

LTC Frank Rosenblatt (Army Trial Defense Service), LTC Jonathan Potter, MAJ Oren Gleich, MAJ Jason Thomas, MAJ Louis Scapicchio, MAJ Ryan Yoder, CPT Jennifer Norvell, CPT Nina Banks, CPT Alfredo Foster Jr., CPT Matthew Bernstein, CPT Lorena Marez, SSG Michael Crocker, SGT Destiny Daughtrey, SGT David Johns, SGT Charissa Avila, SPC Dylan McAllister and Cha Tucker; Will Helixon; Profs. Lawrence Fox, Dennis Curtis, Stephen Wizner, Tom Tyler and Gideon Yaffe (Yale Law School); Daniela Nogueira and Emma Kaufman (Yale Veterans Legal Services Clinic); Sabin Willett, Chris Melendez, Caitlin Snydacker and Kirsten White (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston); Howard Matz (Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C., Los Angeles); Margaret Love; Dr. Mary Connell; Don Gardner; Garland Slate; Eugene Fidell (Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Washington, and Yale Law School). Affiliations are shown for identification purposes only.

Case status:

On November 3, 2017, Sergeant Bergdahl was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, reduction to Private (E-1), and forfeiture of $1,000 pay per month for 10 months. The convening authority approved the sentence on June 4, 2018.