The life story of Ronald Fowlkes is truly inspiring. He is a war veteran, SWAT instructor, and development manager at Eagle Industries Unlimited. He has served the United States government for over two decades in the military and then with the St. Luis Metropolitan Police Department. Ronald has used his skills, knowledge and experience to train others who will continue to protect America into the future.
Ronald Fowlkes worked hard to get through the Marine School of Infantry where he learned many skills including engineering, reconnaissance and tactical planning and strategy formation. Ronald Fowlkes used these skills and knowledge throughout his life. As a Marine, Ronald served during the First Gulf War and used his training to lead his men through Operation Desert Storm.
After accomplishing his mission in the military Ronald returned to Iraq several years later with JIEDDO. JIEDDO is the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Ronald and JIEDDO were tasked by the United States Department of Defense to train men to disarm and destroy enemy IED’s and bombs ahead of ground forces. Ronald’s involvement improved JIEDDO’s efficiency and effectiveness tremendously.
Ronald Returned to the United States and joined the St. Luis Metroplitan Poice Department where he served for 10 years. Then, he joined the St. Luis Metropolitan County Police Department where he served for 3 years. For seven of these 13 years Ronald was a team leader for the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT). This team was so respected for its highly trained personnel that it was always tasked to accomplish the most dangerous of missions. Ronald took part in over 250 hostage situations and high-risk entries every year. That is over 1700 highly dangerous engagements. Ronald Fowlkes was always looking for ways to improve his teams efficiency and equipment. His main aim was to create equipment that didn’t fail or have malfunctions.
In 2008, Ronald was able to take his skills and disagreement with poorly manufactured tactical gear to Eagle Industries Unlimited, Inc. Eagle Industries Unlimited has been manufacturing tactical gear and outdoor equipment for over 40 years. They continue to improve the functionality of their gear and use the most advanced technology and research to provide the very best products.
Ronald Fowlkes is the Business Development Manager for Eagle Industries Unlimited’s Law Enforcement and Commercial Products division. He trains over 150 employees at Eagle Industries. Ronald’s training includes how to use the new products and how to present them to potential customers. Ever since his military career began, Ronald always attempted to get the best out of those he trained. Ronald takes this encouraging attitude everywhere he goes, even as his son’s hocky coach. Ronald will always motivate others and serve his country to the best of his abilities.