General William Kip Ward Biography
The General William Kip Ward was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 3rd 1949. The general started by attaining his first degree at Morgan State University. During his study at the university, 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.
While carrying out his service to the nation, General William E. Ward went for military missions in Korea, Somalia, Israel, Bosnia, Germany and Egypt.On these trips, he was able together with the troops to restore peace and harmony between the citizens.
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. In conjunction with retirement, William Kip ward was ordered by the Secretary to pay back $82,000 to the government. Demoting of the general at three-star level meant that he would miss out an extra $30,000 that he would pocket if he retired being a four star.
The report showed that the general went an extra mile in allocating his wife a military car for her personal lifestyle. It was also discovered that there was $750 of state money was used by the general to pay for a suite on unofficial function. There were other extra costs of prolonged trips that were discovered in his spending.
However, Panetta demotion orders were faced by military guidelines and complex laws that only left him with only two option. 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. It took 40 years for the general to drop his duties and go to concentrate on his family. 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.
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.