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. In 1971, He attained a B.A degree in Political Science at Morgan State University. General William Kip Ward started showing his ambition to join the military force by joining the (ROTG). He ended up joining the Army War college as well as the United States Command and General Staff 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. 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.
After thorough investigation, the report on William Ward outlined how he used military cars to take his wife for shopping and spa. 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 investigations were faced up with challenges, making the general to be demoted being a two-star lieutenant general. After almost forty years of service to his nation, General William Ward retired. 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. His wife was also not forgotten and received a number of awards too. Ward and his wife ended up making a number of contribution to different children foundations.
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. The article describes the roles that this official which will always be remembered for in the country.
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