Ronald Fowlkes: Using All His Skills for the Good

Ronald Fowlkes of St. Louis, Missouri is a business development manager of commercial products/ law enforcement products or Eagle Industries Unlimited (ATK). His responsibilities include offering product education to more than 150 sales personnel and product selection for sales and development throughout the nation. He has been in this position since July 2008. Eagle Industries Unlimited is located in Fenton, Missouri.


His Past Experience


Fowkles’ extensive background in regards to tactical products and training is derived from being a contractor for the Department of Defense and from serving in the Navy-Marine Corps. He also has more than 13 years of experience serving the community in law enforcement. While working as a contractor for the Department of Defense along Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), he dismounted and mounted infantry operations in a combat zone. Fowkles also instructed US military personnel in CQB rescue, tactical operations, hostage rescue, evidence collection, post-blast analysis, and captured and detained individuals’ tactical questioning.


While being a law enforcement agent of ST. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the ST. Louis County Police Department, he became a certified instructor in the shoot house, tactical rifle, SWAT/URBAN warfare tactics, and defensive tactics. He and his team were responsible for all hostage and barricaded subjects incidents. When his unit wasn’t tactically deployed, they were responsible for self-initiating investigations regarding illegal gun possession, gang activity, and the illegal narcotics trafficking in the cities with the most violent neighborhoods.


While serving the US Marine Corps from 1989 to 1993, he served the First Gulf War, he was promoted twice with merit, he attended various courses, including the US Army Parachute School, the Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), and the Basic Engineer course. Fowkles, later on, earned his training in NSWF Combat Diver School and his advance Navy-Marine Corps Parachute Insignia. His 1st ANGLICO course is a small unit parachute operations, including naval gunfire missions, reconnaissance, and air gunfire missions. Throughout these courses, non-encrypted and encrypted radios were used as well as a (MULE) laser designator.


His Interests/Hobbies


When Fowlkes is not working, he coaches his son’s hockey team. Other times, he is involved in the sport in another way. And his other interest/hobbies include volunteering, other sports, causes, and coaching.