All The Basics That 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. General William Kip Ward started showing his ambition to join the military force by joining the (ROTG). After leaving the university, he ended up joining the United States Command and General Staff College and later War 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.
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. 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 investigations carried out on General William E. ward showed that he used the military cars were not only used for official unauthorized purposes but also as a means of transport for his wife to visit spa and go for shopping. The report also showed that the general went to the extreme of paying for a $750 suite in Bermuda on unofficial occasion. There were other extra costs of prolonged trips that were discovered in his spending.
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. Ward retired after almost 40 years of service to his nation. During the retirement day, the commander in chief awarded General William E. Ward with a distinguished Service Medal as well as a military services. On the other hand, his wife ended up receiving the Department of the army appreciation Award as well as the Army Civilian Distinguished Service award. After retirement, the general decided to help a number of children foundations.
The name of General William E. ward will also be in the minds, thoughts and books as an acknowledgement of his will to serving the military. these personality will always be remembered for the roles that they played.