General William Kip Ward Biography
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. General William Kip Ward started showing his ambition to join the military force by joining 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.On these trips, he was able together with the troops to restore peace and harmony between the citizens.
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. These claims and investigations forced his resignation making him fall out of the military 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. 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.
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 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. 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.
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 government official will be remembered for the role that he played in the country.