Ronald Fowlkes is a smart, determined, talented, and accomplished man that you would definitely want on your side of the fence. Prior to being a Business Development Manager of Law Enforcement and specific commercial products whose responsibilities include (but not limited to) product selection to develop and sell but also to educate more than 150 sales personnel on a variety of products, Mr. Fowlkes proudly served in the armed forces for the United States of America.
While serving the U.S. Marines during 1989 through 1993, Mr. Fowlkes attended and completed several training courses which in turn provided him with a unique set of skills. Some of these courses including Marine Combat Training, Parachuting, combat diving, and basic Engineering. He was also trained to use several types of audio communications (both encrypted and non-encrypted), as well as being proficient in the use of a MULE laser designator.
At one point in his career, Fowlkes was employed as a contractor for the Department of Defense. He worked closely with the United States Army and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). During this time, his duties included post-blast analysis, hostage rescue, mounting and dismounting infantry operations in the combat zone, and tactical questioning of captured and detained individuals.
Ronald dedicated 13 years of his career to law enforcement serving with the St. Louis Police Department. More than half of his time with the Department, he was dedicated to serving with Hostage Rescue Team (HRT). On a yearly basis, this HRT team performed about 250 high risk entries. During 2003, Mr. Fowlkes was promoted to a leader of one of these fearless teams. In addition, he became a certified instructor for the following areas: defense tactics, shoot house, tactical rifle, and SWAT/URBAN warfare. As a dedicated leader, Mr. Fowlkes shares his knowledge with others as they continue to protect citizens and communities from dangerous drugs and illegal gun trafficking.
In addition to all the military and law enforcement training, Ronald Fowlkes is considered a loving and attentive father who spends most of his free time coaching his son’s hockey team. It is not common to find someone with this type of experience to invest their time into the well-being of the community and the future of the next generation.