If you were to sit down and talk with Ronald Fowlkes you might think he has lived a thousand different lives. His experience in business is only superseded by his experience in life, going well beyond the pale. Currently, Ronald serves as the Business Development Manager of Law Enforcement and Commercial for Eagle Industries Limited of Saint Louis, Missouri. He is responsible for connecting with clients, educating their employees, and selecting products for future sale.
Ronald comes from a military background, serving in the United States Marines Corps for four years during the Gulf War. He was promoted meritoriously on two occasions while in the Marines. While in the military, Ronald took a proactive approach to learning and pushing his mental and physical limits. He volunteered for as many school as he could, completing Marine Combat Training at the Marine Corps School of Infantry, Basic Engineer Course, Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company course, United States Army Parachute School, advanced Navy-Marine Corps Parachute school and Combat Diver School.
It is this drive to constantly push himself that made his next career move a given. Ronald became a police officer for the St. Louis Metropolitan police department, where he was employed for 10 years. He followed that up with three years with the St. Louis County Police Department, becoming a member of the HRT Team. He has worked on over 750 hostage negotiations as a member of this team, and was a certified instructor in tactical rifle, defensive tactics, and urban warfare.
After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Ronald felt the calling to use his skills to help his country, so he signed on as a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor. He did so between his stints with the two St. Louis area police departments. He has assigned to the Army’s Joint Improvised Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) where he worked in a combat zone along with military personnel in infantry operations. He was a military instructor of hostage rescue, tactical operations, post-blast analysis, and tactical questioning of captured enemy personnel.
Ronald Fowlkes is a highly-motivated, highly-qualified former member of the United States Military, Department of Defense, and two police departments. He has stood out as a leader in every stop along the way, always seeking a higher level of education. He is a great asset to his country, community, and to Eagle Industries Limited. The world is a safer place because of men like Ronald, who dedicate their lives to protecting their communities.