General William Kip Ward Biography
The General William Kip Ward was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 3rd 1949. He decided to join Morgan State University and got a B.A degree in Political science in the year 1971. General William Kip Ward started showing his ambition to join the military force by joining 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.
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. In conjunction with retirement, William Kip ward was ordered by the Secretary to pay back $82,000 to the government. 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. It was also discovered that there was $750 of state money was used by the general to pay for a suite on unofficial function. There were other extra costs of prolonged trips that were discovered in his spending.
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 were faced up with challenges, making the general to be demoted being a two-star lieutenant general. 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. 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.