All You Need To Know About General William Kip Ward
The United States Army General William E. Ward was born on June 3rd 1949 in Baltimore town, Maryland. He decided to join Morgan State University and got a B.A degree in Political science in the year 1971. 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. These overseas trips that the general took cannot be takes for granted as the mission given was always accomplished.
Misfortunes started happening to General William Ward when he got demoted for claims that he was using his power and authority to misuse government vehicles and funds. These claims and investigations forced his resignation making him fall out of the military 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. 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. The report also showed that the general went to the extreme of paying for a $750 suite in Bermuda on unofficial occasion. 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. During the retirement day, the commander in chief awarded General William E. Ward with a distinguished Service Medal as well as a military services. His wife was also not forgotten and received a number of awards too. After retirement, the general decided to help a number of 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 government official will be remembered for the role that he played in the country.
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