Ronald Fowlkes: Soldier, Developer, Hockey Nut

Ronald Fowlkes is the current Business Development Manager for Law Enforcement and Commercial Products at Eagle Industries Unlimited. Eagle Industries is a global leader in the manufacture and development of tactical gear. Products range from weapon cases and body armor, to holsters and extraction harnesses. As development manager Fowlkes talks to hundreds of customers every day from all across the nation. His job focuses on product education, and he does not just offer it to customers. He is also responsible for educating over 150 sales personnel as well. It is a tough job, and no one is more qualified than Fowlkes.


Ronald Fowlkes is a veteran of the First Gulf War. Serving in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years. He joined in 1989 and earned two commendable promotions before the end of his tenure in 1993. It was here that he had his first real experience with tactical gear. As a marine he participated in numerous missions that relied on the use of tactical gear for their success. He was an attendant of the U.S. Army Parachute School, and conducted operations during the war that used both encrypted and non-encrypted radios. He also used laser designators to mark targets. Such experience taught him the importance of tactical gear, as well as practical experience using it.


His experience only increased after the military. Fowlkes served as a defense contractor for Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in Iraq. During this time he completed operations for mounted and dismounted infantry working in the combat zone, and provided tactical training for U.S. Military personnel. He then spent the next 13 years in the world of law enforcement. Fowlkes served the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 10 years and another 3 with the St. Louis County Police. At present, Roland Fowlkes is a consummate professional with years of experience in a wide range of tactical equipment. He has personally used and operated such equipment in the field both in military and urban operations. He also has years of educational experience having trained both soldiers and officers. Such experience makes him invaluable as a development manager for Eagle Industries.


Fowlkes has worked at Eagle Industries for 9 years, starting his tenure back in 2008. As a leader in tactical gear, Eagle is responsible for the safety of millions of customers. Fowlkes knowledge and experience ensure that employees are well-versed, and that customers get the first-hand knowledge they need. Fowlkes is also an avid hockey fan. In his spare time he coaches a youth league and writes articles for Medium. His knowledge of hockey is almost as extensive as his expertise in tactical gear. He resides in St. Louis, Missori.