Investigators have concluded Ward misused funds, military aircraft and staff, bringing his wife along on trips and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on travel and accommodations.
He was also found to have accepted favors from a Defense Department contractor.
Ward denies the accusations. Since serving as head of Africa Command from 2007 to 2011, he has worked as special assistant to the Army vice chief of staff.
The demotion to three-star general means that Ward will retire at a lower pay grade. VoA.