Ronald “Ronnie” Fowlkes is the Business Development Manager at Eagle Industries Unlimited (ATK), a company specializing in tactical gear products for our military, law enforcement, and sporting enthusiasts. With nearly three decades of experience under his belt ranging from our military, the Persian Gulf War, law enforcement in the county and city of St. Louis, and in his role with ATK.
Specializing in in-depth education, Fowlkes got his start in the Marine Corps from 1989 to 1993, going to their School of Infantry to learn the ins and outs of combat training. Not satisfied to rest on his laurels, Ronald then took engineering class to round off his knowledge and awareness in those fields. In Iraq, he was deployed as a DOD contractor where he aided in the mounting and dismounting of our infantries as part of JIEDDO, the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
Returning to the United States, Fowlkes contributed thirteen years in law enforcement, three with the county of St. Louis, and ten with the St. Louis metropolitan police team. In that role, Ronald mainly served on the Human Rescue Team, instructing and specializing in SWAT and URBAN defense as well as warfare tactics in over 250 risky entries including hostage situations. His duties also involved the issues of street gangs, illegal drug trafficking, and gun possession.
Since joining ATK, Fowlkes provides a product education for a personnel of over 150 employees, calling on shoppers nationwide as well as selecting various productions for future development and transaction. The company based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia with a branch office in Fenton, Missouri, ATK is considered an innovator when it comes to tactical merchandise for the military and for sports hunting enthusiasts.
When not at his job, Ronald is well-known for his love of the sport of ice hockey. Coaching a youth hockey team in his spare time, Fowlkes shared his knowledge and his attention to detail of the game in his Medium blog, going into the nuances of why fighting exists in the National Hockey League and spotlighting how some rising stars in the sport are emerging.
Watching hockey, in high-pressure situations in combat or in our cities, Ronald Fowlkes is a trusted go-to guy who gets the job done.