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. The general started by attaining his first degree at Morgan State University. While still pursuing his degree, he decided to join 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.
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 led him to undergo an early retirement. 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.
The report showed that the general went an extra mile in allocating his wife a military car for her personal lifestyle. 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 ended up taking too much time and it ended up making Ward being temporarily dropped to two-star general status. 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. 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.
Many citizens and personnel serving in the military will always acknowledge the role general William Kip Ward played in serving his nation and military. The article describes the roles that this official which will always be remembered for in the country.