Ronald Fowlkes is one of St. Luis’s most influential people. He has helped train law enforcement officers that will protect the community for decades to come. Ronald is a wart veteran and understands the need to protect those that you love. He is dedicated manager, father and St. Luis hero. Ever since Ronnie graduated Marine Corps School of Infantry he has supported and protected his country.
In 1991, Ronald Fowlkes served in the first Gulf War and was meritoriously promoted twice for his gallantry in action. After the war, which took the lives of many men including some of Ronalds friends and comrades he joined the Joint Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). Today, it is known as the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organizarion (JIDO) and is run by the US Department of Defense. Ronald was a key player in setting up and improving JIEDDO’s training methods and overall efficiency. JIEDDO is an organization that serves the United States military’s men on the ground. JIEDDO eliminates IED threats through surveillance, technology and training. The organization tries to eliminate the network that manufactures, finances and those who set up IED’s to take American lives.
Ronald’s 13 years of experience with the St. Luis Metropolitan and County Police departments has helped him gain the respect of the entire St. Luis community. He is a certified SWAT/URBAN tactics instructor who has been involved in thousands of high-risk entries and dangerous hostage situations. Ronald has taken his experience and skills into his newest endeavor at Eagle Industries Unlimited.
Ronald is now the Development Manager for Eagle Industries Unlimited’s law enforcement and commercial products division. This division is responsible for manufacturing high quality tactical and survival gear for the U.S. military, law enforcement, private individuals and private protection agencies. Eagle Industries has been improving its line of products for over 40 years and with Ronald at the helm its success is guaranteed. Eagle Industries Unlimited has grown exponentially with Ronald as manager. It is a subsidiary of Vista Outdoor Inc., which is currently comprised of over 30 well-regarded brands, thousands of products and operates and sells its products in 10 states and over a dozen countries. Brands that are under the Vista group include CamelBak, Bushnell and BELL.
Ronald Fowlkes is responsible for training over 150 employees on Eagle’s new products and accessories. With his many years of military and law enforcement experience and knowledge he has provided valuable insight into the development of new products and the improvement of existing ones. Every one of Eagle Industries products is under a lifetime warranty making them some of the most popular and functional products on the market. Ronald’s life is all about helping and protecting others while making sure he and his team do their best no matter what the circumstance. Ronald applies this philosophy even when he coaches his son’s hockey team.