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. He decided to join Morgan State University and got a B.A degree in Political science in the year 1971. While still pursuing his degree, 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.
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. 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. 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, 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 were faced up with challenges, making the general to be demoted being a two-star lieutenant general. 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. 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. 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. The government official will be remembered for the role that he played in the country.