Ronald Fowkles, known by those closest to him as “Ronnie”, is the current Business Development Manager for Eagle Industries. As described online in Squire Park’s blog, (titled Ronald Fowkles and A1 Tactical Gear) Ronald’s background in police work and the military affords him a broad knowledge of and experience with the products that Eagle Industries offers, including tactical gear such as military style packs, bags, armor carriers, and cases. He is a 4 year Veteran of the Marine force, and served during the Gulf War, assisting in many hostage release situations. In addition to his military service, Ronald has served as a police officer for two police forces in the St Louis Missouri area, with a total of thirteen years of service. He utilizes this professional expertise as he serves as a reliable source of information regarding the products he promotes for Eagle Industries.
In addition to his extensive knowledge on the subject of the use of tactical gear, Ronald utilizes his personal history of service to others, leadership, resilience, and ability to face tough situations, as outlined in an interview posted online on Boston Confidential (December 29, 2017). During his time in the police force, Ronald served as the leader of the force’s Human Rescue Team. He faced high risk situations both on and off duty, and conducted investigations in high risk neighborhoods in order to identify and reduce drug trafficking, gang violence, and illegal gun possession. His term in Iraq included working with the joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
As an avid hockey fan, Ronald Fowlkes authors a blog called “Medium”, which centers on the topic of Ice Hockey. He wrote an optimistic blog piece on January 18th, (titled Amazing Twist: North and South Korea Presenting Joint Hockey Team at Olympics) about the cooperation between North and South Korea as they joined teams for the US Olympics Women’s Hockey. He points out that while this was surprising and unprecedented, it is a step in the right direction that these two sides are willing to try to get along publicly, and it is also good for the sport of Women’s Hockey, which usually gets very little publicity. The challenges he points out are whether or not public opinion will be positive, whether the “imported fans” will be able to follow the sports, and whether or not the differences in culture will allow them to work together.
Having spent his life so far as a businessman, veteran, sports fan, and public service, it is understandable why Ronald Fowkles is considered a modern American Hero.