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. While still pursuing his degree, he decided to join the (ROTG). After completing the degree at the university, Ward did not kill his ambition to join the military and this motivate him to learn more at college.
While carrying out his service to the nation, General William E. Ward went for military missions in Korea, Somalia, Israel, Bosnia, Germany and Egypt. 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. 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. The report also showed that the general went to the extreme of paying for a $750 suite in Bermuda on unofficial occasion. 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. 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. During the retirement day, the commander in chief awarded General William E. Ward with a distinguished Service Medal as well as a military services. 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. 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.