All You Need To Know About General William Kip Ward
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.
While carrying out his service to the nation, General William E. Ward went for military missions in Korea, Somalia, Israel, Bosnia, Germany and Egypt. The trips that the general took bore fruits as in most occasions peace was restored between the warring parties.
In 2011, The Washington Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta decided to demote The United States Africa Command General William Ward on claims that he was misusing state funds by organizing Lavish travels. These claims and investigations forced his resignation making him fall out of the military as a three-star Lieutenant general. In conjunction with retirement, William Kip ward was ordered by the Secretary to pay back $82,000 to the government. 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. It was also discovered that there was $750 of state money was used by the general to pay for a suite on unofficial function. The general was also accused of prolonging war trips at the expense of state funds.
However, it was not going to be an easy task for the Washington secretary Panetta to demote the general. 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 investigations ended up taking too much time and it ended up making Ward being temporarily dropped to two-star general status. Ward retired after almost 40 years of service to his nation. On the retirement day, William E Ward received a Certificate from the commander in chief as well as the Distinguished service medal. His wife was also not forgotten and received a number of awards too. Afterwards, General William E. Ward’s family decided to give back to the society by offering various donations to a number of institutions.
The name of General William E. ward will also be in the minds, thoughts and books as an acknowledgement of his will to serving the military. The article describes the roles that this official which will always be remembered for in the country.