All The Basics That You Need To Know About General William Kip Ward
The General William Kip Ward was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 3rd 1949. 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). After leaving the university, he ended up joining the United States Command and General Staff College and later War College.
By serving as a military soldier, General E. Ward was required to travel to different nation with the aim of serving its nation.On these trips, he was able together with the troops to restore peace and harmony between the citizens.
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. On review of the claims charged on General William Ward, the state ordered him to repay $82,000. 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. Also, the former General used the government funds to pay for a $750 suite in Bermuda. The general was also accused of prolonging war trips at the expense of state funds.
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 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. 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. 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.