All You Need To Know About General William Kip Ward
The General William Kip Ward was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 3rd 1949. In 1971, He attained a B.A degree in Political Science at Morgan State University. During his study at the university, 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.
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. 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. On review of the claims charged on General William Ward, the state ordered him to repay $82,000. This implied that there was going to be a $30,000 retirement salary deficit for the early retirement.
The report showed that the general went an extra mile in allocating his wife a military car for her personal lifestyle. 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 were faced up with challenges, making the general to be demoted being a two-star lieutenant general. Ward retired after almost 40 years of service to his nation. 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. Afterwards, General William E. Ward’s family decided to give back to the society by offering various donations to a number of institutions.
The name of General William E. ward will also be in the minds, thoughts and books as an acknowledgement of his will to serving the military. The article describes the roles that this official which will always be remembered for in the country.