Ronald Fowlkes works at Eagle Industries Unlimited with the designation of Business Development Manager. He is a specialist in Law Enforcement and weaponry products. He is responsible for interacting with customers, teaching about the various products to over 150 personnel, and selecting the products that will go into development. Fowlkes experience in tactical training comes from having served in the Navy-Marine Corps. He has also worked as a contractor for the Department of Defense and has 13 years of experience in law enforcement agencies.
While working for the Department of Defense as a contractor in Iraq, he handled the duties of mounting and dismounting the infantry operations in combat zones. He was also responsible for instructing U.S. Military personnel in the post-blast analysis, hostage rescue situations, the collection of evidence, interrogation of captives and tactical operations. In the 13 years spent in law enforcement, he worked for both the St. Louis County Police Department and the city’s police department. In the last seven years, he worked for St. Louis Metropolitan HRT Team where he was promoted to Team Leader in 2003. Fowlkes also became a certified instructor in defensive tactics, SWAT/URBAN warfare tactics, tactical rifle, and shoot-outs. His unit was involved in over 250 High-Risk Entries, hostage incidents, and barricaded suspects. When his team was not deployed tactically, they were supposed to investigate illegal gun possessions, gang activities and trafficking of narcotics in the most aggressive neighborhoods of the city. The unit also worked as a WMD Response Team and Civil Disobedience Team.
Fowlkes served in the Marine Corps from 1989 to 1993. He got promoted twice on the basis of merit and saw action in the First Gulf War. He received Marine Combat training and completed a Basic Engineer Course in the Marine Corps School of Infantry. He also finished Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) basic course. He went to U.S. Army Parachute School and excelled at the course there as well. While he was working with 1st ANGLICO, he completed parachute operations which included reconnaissance and naval gunfire missions while using the diverse type of radios containing both encrypted and non-encrypted signals. In his missions he also learned to use laser designators.
The rigorous training Fowlkes received in law enforcement, Navy, and army makes him an invaluable asset in the areas of weaponry and defense. His first-hand experiences in Iraq and the years spent as a hardened cop, provide him with a unique insight into tactical fighting and judicious use of weapons. Fowlkes has worked in almost all the fields of national security and now holds a position at Eagle Industries Limited which provides him an opportunity to use the skills and talents that he has painstakingly acquired throughout the years.