General William Kip Ward Biography
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. 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. 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. The lavish spending of state funds cost the general $82,000 that he was ordered to repay as a sort of compensation. 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. Also, the former General used the government funds to pay for a $750 suite in Bermuda. 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 investigations were faced up with challenges, making the general to be demoted being a two-star lieutenant general. It took 40 years for the general to drop his duties and go to concentrate on his family. On the retirement day, William E Ward received a Certificate from the commander in chief as well as the Distinguished service medal. 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. 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. these personality will always be remembered for the roles that they played.