General William Kip Ward Biography
The General William Kip Ward was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 3rd 1949. 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.
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 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. 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. The report also showed that the general went to the extreme of paying for a $750 suite in Bermuda on unofficial occasion. 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. 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. 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. After retirement, the general decided to help a number of children foundations.
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. these personality will always be remembered for the roles that they played.