Business Developer Manager Ronald Fowlkes specializes in Law Enforcement and Commercial products for Eagle Industries Limited. Eagle Industries is the chief provider for the most-innovative and ground-breaking tactical equipment that outdoor enthusiasts and selective tactical professionals choose. Eagle Industries is headquartered in the state of Virginia and owned and operated under Vista Outdoor Inc., the world’s leading global manufacturer of ammunition, firearms and extreme outdoor accessories. The company has over 30 years’ experience. As a Business Developer Manager, Ronald oversees nationwide product information for more than 150 personnel within the company.
Ronald is a Military Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps during the first Gulf War. He has extensive training as a Marine Combat and attended the Marine Corps School of Infantry. It was there that Ronald completed the Basic Engineer course. Ronald’s Marine experience allowed him to conduct several parachute operations that included reconnaissance missions as well as naval gunfire missions. During that time, he gained proficient knowledge in several forms of radios that included encrypted and non-encrypted frequencies. He was also able to gain experience with a laser designator. While attending U.S. Army Parachute School, Ronald earned the advanced Navy-Marine Corps Insignia.
After becoming a civilian, Ronald’s Marine Corps and Navy experience allowed him to receive clearance to be approved by the U.S. Department of Defense as a contractor using his background in tactical training to assist the military. During his contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, Ronald worked with the Joint Improvised Explosive Devise Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). Established in 2006, JIEDDO supports counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency as well as dealing with tactical responsiveness to assist commanders in combat during unanticipated battlefield maneuvers. In his duties as contractor, Ronald was directly responsible for the mounted and dismounted infantry combat operations in Iraq. Additionally, with his expertise in tactical operations, he was responsible for instructing U.S. Military personal in tactical defense, close quarters battle, hostage rescue, post-blast analysis, evidence procurement, and enemy combatant questioning and detainment strategies.
With his Military experience, Ronald has had the privilege of serving within his community of St. Louis, Missouri. He served for 10 years within the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and an additional 3 years with the St. Louis County Police Department. Ronald became a team leader in 2003, and he’s a certified instructor. His expertise includes tactical rifle, shoot house, defense tactics as well as SWAT/URBAN warfare tactics. Ronald’s team is involved in high-risk entries of an estimated 250 per year that include hostile barricade suspects and hostage incidents.
In Ronald’s personal time, he’s typically spending time coaching his son’s hockey team as a proud Father. He also enjoys many other sporting activities.