All You Need To Know About General William Kip Ward
The United States Army General William E. Ward was born on June 3rd 1949 in Baltimore town, Maryland. 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). He ended up joining the Army War college as well as the United States Command and General Staff college.
During General William Kip Ward service at the army, General William ward service included tours in different nations such as Germany on two occasions, Somalia, Egypt, Israel, Bosnia and Korea. These overseas trips that the general took cannot be takes for granted as the mission given was always accomplished.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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 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. Due to the services the general offered to his nation, he ended up being given two award by the commander in chief on the retirement day. 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.
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.