All You Need To Know About General William Kip Ward
The General William Kip Ward was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 3rd 1949. In 1971, He attained a B.A degree in Political Science at Morgan State University. During his study at the university, he decided to join the (ROTG). After leaving the university, he ended up joining the United States Command and General Staff College and later War College.
While carrying out his service to the nation, General William E. Ward went for military missions in Korea, Somalia, Israel, Bosnia, Germany and Egypt.On these trips, he was able together with the troops to restore peace and harmony between the citizens.
However, General Ward was demoted by the then Washington Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on claims that embezzled military funds and ended up channeling then for family and personal use. This led him to undergo an early retirement. On review of the claims charged on General William Ward, the state ordered him to repay $82,000. Being demoted as a three star meant that the former head of United States Africa Command would lose $30,000 a year as opposed to if he retired as a four star.
After thorough investigation, the report on William Ward outlined how he used military cars to take his wife for shopping and spa. The report also showed that the general went to the extreme of paying for a $750 suite in Bermuda on unofficial occasion. There were other extra costs of prolonged trips that were discovered in his spending.
The Washington secretary demotion process was faced with a number of complications. William Kip Ward was left with few choices such as to pressure the general to retire being a three star lieutenant General or to be soft hearted and let William E. Ward to retire as a four-star Lieutenant General.
The worst thing happened when the general was temporarily dropped with a two star ranking on his name due to the delay in his investigations. It took 40 years for the general to drop his duties and go to concentrate on his family. During the retirement day, the commander in chief awarded General William E. Ward with a distinguished Service Medal as well as a military services. The state also decided to give the general’s wife a number of awards as a token of appreciation. Afterwards, General William E. Ward’s family decided to give back to the society by offering various donations to a number of institutions.
Many citizens and personnel serving in the military will always acknowledge the role general William Kip Ward played in serving his nation and military. The government official will be remembered for the role that he played in the country.