General William Kip Ward Biography
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. While still pursuing his degree, 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.
By serving as a military soldier, General E. Ward was required to travel to different nation with the aim of serving its nation. These overseas trips that the general took cannot be takes for granted as the mission given was always accomplished.
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. The lavish spending of state funds cost the general $82,000 that he was ordered to repay as a sort of compensation. Demoting of the general at three-star level meant that he would miss out an extra $30,000 that he would pocket if he retired being a four star.
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. He was also noted to have extended his trips from time to time, especially those based in the U.S. on personal reasons and this led to a significant increase in costs.
However, Panetta demotion orders were faced by military guidelines and complex laws that only left him with only two option. 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. It took 40 years for the general to drop his duties and go to concentrate on his family. 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. these personality will always be remembered for the roles that they played.
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