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General William Kip Ward Biography

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. While still pursuing his degree, he decided to join the (ROTG). After leaving the university, he ended up joining the United States Command and General Staff College and later War 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. This made him retire as a three-star Lieutenant general. On review of the claims charged on General William Ward, the state ordered him to repay $82,000. 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. 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.

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 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. Due to the services the general offered to his nation, he ended up being given two award by the commander in chief on the retirement day. 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. Afterwards, General William E. Ward’s family decided to give back to the society by offering various donations to a number of institutions.

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. The government official will be remembered for the role that he played in the country.