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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. During his study at the university, 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. 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 made him retire 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.

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.

The Washington secretary demotion process was faced with a number of complications. 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 worst thing happened when the general was temporarily dropped with a two star ranking on his name due to the delay in his investigations. It took 40 years for the general to drop his duties and go to concentrate on his family. 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. Afterwards, General William E. Ward’s family decided to give back to the society by offering various donations to a number of institutions.

Many citizens and personnel serving in the military will always acknowledge the role general William Kip Ward played in serving his nation and military. these personality will always be remembered for the roles that they played.