The Higher Education of the Army’s Newest Four-Star General

William E. “Kip” Ward was promoted recently to deputy commander of the U.S. European Command. With this promotion, Ward will receive his fourth star, obtaining the Army’s highest rank of general.

Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Morgan State University and a master’s degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University. He joined the Army in 1971. He has served in a wide variety of posts including assignments in Somalia and Bosnia.