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 good to know that he was a commander of the United States Africa command and was fired from this position in November 2012.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. It is a fact that government officials are forbidden from receiving gifts from contractors because it makes them look guilty of being bribed.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 was proven that William E. Ward rented out five vehicles when he visited Washington DC which cost a lot of money to the taxpayers.This extravagant lifestyle is what caused his demise when the defense minister at the time decided to demote him to a lower level. Nevertheless, not everyone was impressed to such a decision and some of his defense team thought it was very harsh. It was proven that the demotion will cost him more than thirty thousand dollars per year when it came to his retirement money.A lot of the critics stated that the defense minister should have allowed William Kip Ward the chance to retire as a commander and not as a lieutenant.
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. There is no doubt that his kiss has been a lesson to anyone in the government position that is thinking about mishandling taxpayers cash. It is true to say that a lot of individuals who do such things are not able to be punished correctly. This is a very clear warning which serves to shield the taxpayer’s from suffering in the hands of corrupt individuals in the government.