How Ronald Fowlkes rose through the ranks to become one of the most decorated law enforcement officers

Ronald Fowlkes is a man who has won many caps and has dedicated most of his adult life to serve and impact positive change in the community, country and the world at large. His colorful career journey began almost 30 years ago when he joined the United States Marine Corps and served for 4 years. While working for the United States Marine Corps Mr. Fowlkes was deployed to the First Gulf War and due to his good work, he was promoted not once but twice showing the high level of confidence hos seniors had in him.

While at the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Fowlkes also went through training in marine combat at the Marine Corps school of infantry. He also did basic courses in Engineering, Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) where he gained knowledge on conducting small unit parachute operations such as reconnaissance, air and naval gunfire missions that are guided by several types of military radios including the encrypted and non-encrypted ones while at the same time using the Modular Universal Laser Equipment (MULE) laser designator. He also did a basic course at the United States Army parachute school. After a short while, Mr. Fowlkes signed in for advanced coursed in NSWF Combat Diver School and Navy-Marine Corps Parachute Insignia.

Mr. Ronald Fowlkes also worked as a contractor for the United States Department of defense under the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). One of their assignment included joining the United States Army in Iraq where some of his duties and responsibilities included mounting and dismounting of infantry operations in the combat zone, instructing the united states military personnel in tactical operations such as close quarters combat and hostage rescue operations, evidence collection, post-blast analysis and last but not least tactical questioning of detained and captured individuals.

Mr. Fowlkes has also served as a law enforcement officer for more than 13 years. He worked with St. Louis Metropolitan Police department for 10 years 7 of which he was attached to the Hostage Rescue Team of the institution. He then moved to the St. Louis County Police Department where he worked for 3 years and was promoted to team leader. Their duties and responsibilities included being deployed in High-Rick Entries and hostage incidents. They were also called upon to act as the Weapons of Mass destruction Response Team and Civil Disobedient Team. They were also responsible for conducting self-initiated investigations into criminal matters such as gang activity, illegal gun possession and narcotic trafficking around the city.

Mr. Ronald Fowlkes is now the Business Development Manager of Law Enforcement and Commercial Products where he uses his tactical expertise to call on customers’ countrywide product education to more than 150 sales force.

 

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