Long after serving the United States, in more than one way, Ronald Fowlkes is presented with yet another opportunity to serve. In his current role at FirstSpear, a supplier of tactical gear for soldiers and peacekeepers, Ronald gets to put all his experience to good use as a trainer and mentor for his son’s hockey team. He sees the chance to spend more time with his son as a win-win, outside of work Ronald can support his community and raise his son to be a better man. This position also leans the ex-SWAT member a chance to provide the boys on the team support in ways others in their lives might not be able too.
As a veteran, Ronald is short and to the point, he also knows a thing or two about physical health and exercise. Even when the team doesn’t want to, over time they are able to see the benefits of the work they do. Ronald provides them with advise from his own personal stories, and driving home the fact that there are others who are off fighting for them and their family. As a result, Ronald is someone more often than not, the kids can trust, and frequently open up to him because of his different views and experience.
Straight out of high school, Ronald Fawlkes joined the United States Marines where he served from 1989 until 1993. During his service he was promoted twice on the grounds of his marit, and even served in the First Gulf War. While enlisted, he had the opportunity to study at the US Army Parachute school, among other such training, which led him to become familiar with the gear FirstSpear produced. Ronald Fawlkes was also delayed to Iraq where he worked in combat zones alongside the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
After leading the Corp, and with a desire to continue to serve his country, of which he is immensely proud of, he joined the Police Force. Again, he had a run in with FirstSpear gear and later his experience with it would lead him to a job offer at the company. Overall, he has over 13 years experience in Law Enforcement and has held many different positions that have add3d to his unique perspective of the world. Ten of those years were with the St. Louis Department of Police. Ronald Fawlkes wa on the Human Resuce Teamm and In 2003 became the leader of the team while being certified in shoot house instructing, tactical rifles, SWAT and defense tactics.
Ronald Fawlkes is therefore one of the few Americans who put their life in the life everyday, and in his case, still to do this in his work supporting his local community beyond the call of duty.