Ronald Fowlkes is a Business Development Manager of Law Enforcement/Commercial Products for Eagle Industries Unlimited. His main responsibility is to visit customers throughout the United States, giving product education and training to over 150 sales people, whom he manages. He also was employed as a Department of Defense Contractor in Iraq where he worked with JIEDDO (Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization). Fowlkes was able to perform mounted and dismounted infantry operations in a combat zone, also instructing U.S. Military officers in tactical operations, CQB (close quarters combat), hostage rescue, post-bomb analysis, evidence collection, and even questioning of detained individuals. He comes from over 13 years of law enforcement with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as well as 3 years with the St. Louis County Police Department.
As a certified instructor in tactical rifle, shoot house, defense techniques, and SWAT/URBAN warfare training, Fowlkes has had experience in barricaded individuals as well as hostage-taking incidences. He was a Marine Corps serviceman from 1989-1993, promoted twice, and a veteran of the First Gulf War. Fowlkes was trained in Marine Combat during his time in the Marine Corps. His previous positions gave him insight that helps him succeed at his current position. While at the Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, he learned about small-unit parachute operations. Fowlkes also has skills in reconnaissance, air and naval gunfire missions.
He has radio skills in both unencrypted radio and encrypted radio, having also been trained in a MULE (Modular Universal Laser Equipment), laser designator. Fowlkes also has a background in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Special Response Team along with the Hostage Response Team (HRT). In his current job, working for Eagle Industries Unlimited, he is under its Business Development Manager of Law Enforcement career title. Eagle Industries employs over 2,300 people in the tactical gear industry. Eagle Industries manufactures over 5,000 products. Fowlkes’ military knowledge serves him well. Eagle Industries sells Eagle Multi Mission Armor Carrier (MMAC), a flexible armor/plate carrier currently on the market. Other products include nylon gear for tactical operations, assault vests, personal gear carriers, holsters, load-bearing equipment, as well as weapons transport gears. Eagle not only makes military products, it also makes law enforcement products. Fowlkes is in command of product selection for his business’s sales and development division, since July of 2008, and he is also a hockey player as his hobby is coaching his son’s hockey team or playing hockey in general.