Ronald Fawlkes of St. Louis, Missouri is currently a Business Development Manager for Eagle Industries Unlimited in St. Louis. However, Fawlkes a background in a variety of fields, from law enforcement and tactical training to defense contracting.
Ronald Fawlkes’ career path has largely been aligned with the military and law enforcement. He is a veteran of the First Gulf War who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1989 to 1993, receiving meritorious promotions on two separate occasions. His military training is wide-ranging, including but not limited to Marine Combat Infantry training, basic Engineers training, Army parachute training and ANGLICO training (Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company.) He conducted parachute reconnaissance missions as part of the 1st ANGLICO unit.
Fawlkes also served in law enforcement with both the St. Louis County and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Departments. During his thirteen years of service with St. Louis police forces, he became a certified instructor for tactical rifle training, ‘shoot house,’ and barricaded subjects, as well as hostage crises and SWAT/urban warfare tactics. He spent seven of his years with St. Louis Metropolitan serving on the HRT team, which is responsible for investigations into gang activity, drug trafficking and gun violence, among other duties.
His extensive combat and tactical experience helps Fawlkes to continue to serve the military as an instructor in various fields, from tactical operations to hostage rescue and evidence collection. However, Fawlkes’ work has also crossed over from law enforcement and tactics to business. He began his business career as a defense contractor for the U.S. Army in Iraq, JIEDDO, the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
Beginning in 2008, Fowlkes began his tenure as a Business Development Manager for Eagle Industries Unlimited, where he specializes in law enforcement products as well as commercial products. His duties as Business Development Manager include providing customer service, offering sales training for company personnel and selecting products for design and sale. His previous experience serves him well when it comes to product selection for law enforcement agencies, as he is able to bring an insider’s perspective that other Eagle personnel lack.
Today, Fawlkes continues to serve in his current position with Eagle Unlimited, and he also continues to provide training for law enforcement officers. In his limited free time, Ronald remains as involved as possible with his favorite sport, hockey. He coaches his son’s hockey team in St. Louis, and he recent used his knowledge of hockey to contribute to Medium.com, writing an article about the announcement of a joint North-South Korean hockey team for the upcoming Winter Olympics.