Lt. Gen. William E. (Kip) Ward
President and Chief Operating Officer, SENTEL Corporation
A retired Army General Officer and former president of SENTEL Corporation of Alexandria VA, Ward, the inaugural Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), successfully established the nation’s newest and uniquely positioned interagency geographic command responsible for all U.S. defense and security activities on the African continent and its island nations. Prior to commanding AFRICOM, Ward was the Deputy Commander, United States European Command, responsible for the Command’s day to day activities.
Ward is a decorated combat veteran and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Morgan State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University. General Ward was an assistant professor, Department of Social Sciences, teaching political science and public policy at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Ward is currently a Director on several non-profit and for profit Boards.