With 4 years military experience and 13 years in law enforcement, Ronald Fowlkes brought a lot to the table when joining Eagle Industries Unlimited in Fenton, MO. His first hand knowledge of tactical gear and products, along with the needs of both for military and law enforcement, have been invaluable in his role as Business Development Manager of Law Enforcement / Commercial products.
Duties in this position require Mr. Fowlkes to call on customers across the nation, provide product education to sales personnel, and product selection for development and sale. Eagle Industries provide equipment for elite tactical professionals and passionate outdoor enthusiasts, including armor carriers, cases, chest rigs, harnesses, belts, hydration, etc.
Prior to joining Eagle Industries, Ronald Fowlkes spent 13 years in law enforcement, 10 with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and 3 with the St. Louis County Police Department. The last seven years were spent with the HRT (Hostage Rescue Team) of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. When not actively involved in a hostage rescue situation, he led his team into the city’s most violent neighborhoods to investigate gang activity, illegal gun possession, and the trafficking of illegal narcotics.
Mr. Fowlkes began his career in security with the US Marine Corps. From 1989-1993, he served with 1st ANGLICO (Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company). He was involved in parachute operations which included reconnaissance, air and naval gunfire missions. These operations utilized numerous types of radios both encrypted and non-encrypted and use of a (MULE) laser designator. He proudly served in a combat zone in Iraq during the First Gulf War and was meritoriously promoted on two occasions. Part of his duties also included instructing other military personnel on performing tactical operations, hostage rescue, evidence collection, etc.
This background is precisely what Eagle Industries was looking for when they hired him in 2008. He has intimate knowledge of gear needed and necessary product improvement to better equip law enforcement officers in the field. Ronald Fowlkes is an avid hockey fan. When not working, he can be found coaching his son’s hockey team or involved in the sport in some other way.