Ronald Fowlkes’s Medium blog describes his passions for hockey and his interest and encouragement in team building and merit based accomplishments. He frequently writes about hockey and recent achievements in the NHL for example, on January 31st he posted an article about the New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s incredible achievement of becoming the only goaltender to achieve 20 wins a season for 13 consecutive seasons. Ronald loves to acknowledge the successs and accomplishments of others. This quality was developed over his immaculate 30-year career in the United States Marine Corps, law enforcement and as a business development manager.
Ronald has served his nation for many years and continues to make sure the United States military and law enforcement get the best equipment and tactical gear available on the market. That is why he joined Eagle Industries Unlimited and recently purchased a share in FirstSpear. Both companies manufacture the highest-quality tactical and outdoor gear for the U.S. military, law enforcement and private individuals. He is the Director of Business Development for both companies as well.
At Eagle Industries he trains more than 150 employees on how to use and sell tactical gear. He develops new gear that is more functional, robust and effective as well. This increases the safety of enlisted men and everyone who uses FirstSpear and Eagle Industries products.
Ronald Fowlkes began his career in the military in 1989. He became a marine and served during the First Gulf War where he was an exceptional leader and tactician. Due to his bravery he was promoted twice. He and his men took part in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. After his tour of duty was over he wanted to help his friends and comrades who were still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan so he joined the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). This organization disarms enemy IEDs that lay in the path of advancing friendly forces. Most of the casualties sustained by the United States forces came from improvised explosive devices in both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
When Ronald returned home he wished to serve his community once again so, he joined the St. Luis Metropolitan Police Department and served for thirteen incredible years. He became a fully licensed SWAT instructor and joined the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) where he became a team leader. Ronald Fowlkes and his team took part in over 250 high-risk entries during his HRT days.
When Ronald is not training his employees or developing life saving tactical gear you can find him coaching his sons hockey team in St. Luis Missouri. If you ever see Ronald, please thank him for his many years of service and ask him about the NHL.