General William Kip Ward Biography
The General William Kip Ward was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 3rd 1949. The general started by attaining his first degree 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.
By serving as a military soldier, General E. Ward was required to travel to different nation with the aim of serving its nation. These overseas trips that the general took cannot be takes for granted as the mission given was always accomplished.
Misfortunes started happening to General William Ward when he got demoted for claims that he was using his power and authority to misuse government vehicles and funds. This led him to undergo an early retirement. The lavish spending of state funds cost the general $82,000 that he was ordered to repay as a sort of compensation. 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. Also, the former General used the government funds to pay for a $750 suite in Bermuda. There were other extra costs of prolonged trips that were discovered in his spending.
However, it was not going to be an easy task for the Washington secretary Panetta to demote the general. To either demote and have him agree to retire as a three-star lieutenant general or give him a better option and allow William Kip Ward retire being a four-star Lieutenant General.
The investigations were faced up with challenges, making the general to be demoted being a two-star lieutenant general. After almost forty years of service to his nation, General William Ward retired. 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. Ward and his wife ended up making a number of contribution to different children foundations.
Many citizens and personnel serving in the military will always acknowledge the role general William Kip Ward played in serving his nation and military. these personality will always be remembered for the roles that they played.