All You Need To Know About General William Kip Ward
It is on June 3rd 1949 in Baltimore town, Maryland where the U.S Army General ward was born. The general started by attaining his first degree at Morgan State University. 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.
By serving as a military soldier, General E. Ward was required to travel to different nation with the aim of serving its nation. The trips that the general took bore fruits as in most occasions peace was restored between the warring parties.
However, General Ward was demoted by the then Washington Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on claims that embezzled military funds and ended up channeling then for family and personal use. These claims and investigations forced his resignation making him fall out of the military 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. 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.
After thorough investigation, the report on William Ward outlined how he used military cars to take his wife for shopping and spa. It was also discovered that there was $750 of state money was used by the general to pay for a suite on unofficial function. 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.
The Washington secretary demotion process was faced with a number of complications. 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 worst thing happened when the general was temporarily dropped with a two star ranking on his name due to the delay in his investigations. 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. His wife was also not forgotten and received a number of awards too. Ward and his wife ended up making a number of contribution to different children foundations.
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.