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. It is alleged that General William Ward spend thousands of dollars in lavish trips abroad which included very expensive hotel rooms and spas for him and his entourage. It is true to say that such information came in handy to prove that he was guilty of the crimes which led him to lose his position in the united states army and demote him. 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. As government officials, it is a rule that you do not accept any form of gifts because it might make you vulnerable to favoring the contractor which is not good. 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.
There is no doubt that William E. Ward was responsible for using taxpayers’ money badly when he rented out a huge fleet of vehicles during his Washington dc trip. This is one of the fact that sealed the coffin of his faith when it was proven that he was responsible for such a deed and the defense minister had no choice but to demote him. You will find that a lot of people rallied behind the former commander stating that the defense minister was too harsh when he came to his case. The critics claim that this action will make him lose out on more than thirty thousand dollars per annum when he retired. The critics pointed out that the defense minister was wrong when it came to demoting William Kip Ward to a lieutenant and prefer that he will be given his current position as commander instead.
Most of the critics so their former commander as a significant person who had served in the united states army for a long period and should have been given the chance to live 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 true to say that a lot of individuals who do such things are not able to be punished correctly. Nevertheless, this former lieutenant will serve as a warning to anyone who is planning such an occurrence.