General William Kip Ward Biography
It is on June 3rd 1949 in Baltimore town, Maryland where the U.S Army General ward was born. 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 completing the degree at the university, Ward did not kill his ambition to join the military and this motivate him to learn more at 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. 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 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. It was also discovered that there was $750 of state money was used by the general to pay for a suite on unofficial function. There were other extra costs of prolonged trips that were discovered in his spending.
However, Panetta demotion orders were faced by military guidelines and complex laws that only left him with only two option. 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. During the retirement day, the commander in chief awarded General William E. Ward with a distinguished Service Medal as well as a military services. On the other hand, his wife ended up receiving the Department of the army appreciation Award as well as the Army Civilian Distinguished Service award. Ward and his wife ended up making a number of contribution to different 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.