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. General William Kip Ward started showing his ambition to join the military force by joining 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.On these trips, he was able together with the troops to restore peace and harmony between the citizens.
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. This made him retire as a three-star Lieutenant general. The lavish spending of state funds cost the general $82,000 that he was ordered to repay as a sort of compensation. This implied that there was going to be a $30,000 retirement salary deficit for the early retirement.
The investigations carried out on General William E. ward showed that he used the military cars were not only used for official unauthorized purposes but also as a means of transport for his wife to visit spa and go for shopping. Also, the former General used the government funds to pay for a $750 suite in Bermuda. He was also noted to have extended his trips from time to time, especially those based in the U.S. on personal reasons and this led to a significant increase in costs.
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 were faced up with challenges, making the general to be demoted being a two-star lieutenant general. 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. 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.