General William Kip Ward Biography
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). After leaving the university, he ended up joining the United States Command and General Staff College and later War 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.
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 led him to undergo an early retirement. In conjunction with retirement, William Kip ward was ordered by the Secretary to pay back $82,000 to the government. Demoting of the general at three-star level meant that he would miss out an extra $30,000 that he would pocket if he retired being 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. The general was also accused of prolonging war trips at the expense of state funds.
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. After almost forty years of service to his nation, General William Ward retired. 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. 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.