All The Basics That 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. The general started by attaining his first degree 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.
While carrying out his service to the nation, General William E. Ward went for military missions in Korea, Somalia, Israel, Bosnia, Germany and Egypt. These overseas trips that the general took cannot be takes for granted as the mission given was always accomplished.
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. The lavish spending of state funds cost the general $82,000 that he was ordered to repay as a sort of compensation. This implied that there was going to be a $30,000 retirement salary deficit for the early retirement.
After thorough investigation, the report on William Ward outlined how he used military cars to take his wife for shopping and spa. 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.
However, it was not going to be an easy task for the Washington secretary Panetta to demote the general. 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 ended up taking too much time and it ended up making Ward being temporarily dropped to two-star general status. Ward retired after almost 40 years of service to his nation. 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. 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 article describes the roles that this official which will always be remembered for in the country.