Born in 1949 General William Kip Ward, until his demotion, was a four star general which is a very prestigious level in the US Army.It is true to say that the General was a commander in the United States Africa command until November 2012 when he was demoted.This was as a result of evidence showing that he used his rank to misuse tax payers’ money. There was a lot of disturbing news that General William Ward used his position to misuse cash by taking very expensive trips where he spend thousands of dollars to facilitate the stay for him and his friends.This information was used against him and he lost his position in there United States army because of it. He is not the only one who has gone through a similar case where someone abuses their authority and decides to use taxpayers’ money to please his own interests.
There is no doubt that the kind of gifts that William Kip Ward received from government contractors were used to give them a favor when it came to their jobs. There is no doubt that government officials are not allowed to accept any form of gifts from contractors because they might use this as an advantage to get over the other people who want to work with the government.Kip Ward received Broadway tickets from government contractors and later on went to meet Denzel Washington during the show. This is considered as betraying your country and the position that you have been given as a public figure.
It is believed that William E. Ward used a lot of cash to rent out five Vehicles during his trip to Washington dc. This extravagant lifestyle is what caused his demise when the defense minister at the time decided to demote him to a lower level. Regardless of this, there were a lot of guys who were backing him up considering this action was too drastic for his case. It was proven that the demotion will cost him more than thirty thousand dollars per year when it came to his retirement money.Some of the critics on his side thought that the defense minister should have giving William Kip Ward an opportunity to retire using his current rank in the army.
A lot of them had the opinion that the man had been a very significant person in the us army for a very long time and should have been given the opportunity to retire in grace. It is true to say that his case has served as a warning to everyone who is in the government and wants to take advantage of their position. It is such a shame that most of the people who commit such atrocities are not put to face the music. This is a very clear warning which serves to shield the taxpayer’s from suffering in the hands of corrupt individuals in the government.