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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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. On the retirement day, William E Ward received a Certificate from the commander in chief as well as the Distinguished service medal. 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. these personality will always be remembered for the roles that they played.