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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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. William Kip Ward was left with few choices such as to pressure the general to retire being a three star lieutenant General or to be soft hearted and let William E. Ward to retire as 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. 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. The state also decided to give the general’s wife a number of awards as a token of appreciation. Afterwards, General William E. Ward’s family decided to give back to the society by offering various donations to a number of institutions.
William E. Ward will be praised by many American citizens for his courage, prowess and role that he played in serving his military and nation at large. these personality will always be remembered for the roles that they played.