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Kris "Tanto" Paronto

Kris "Tanto" Paronto

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Kris "Tanto" Paronto is a former US Army Ranger 2nd Battalion 75th Regiment and private security contractor. He is also a founding partner of

Tanto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. Along with his team, he fought for over 13 hours, protecting US citizens and fighting terrorists. Their story is told in the book "13 hours" written by Mitchell Zuckoff and the five-surviving annex security team members and in the movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

  • Former Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment
  • Security and Military Consultant
  • Hero of Benghazi, Libya Attack
  • Co-Author of Best Selling Book 13 Hours in Benghazi
  • Technical Advisor for Film Industry
  • Motivational Speaker

Video Blog: Tanto's Business Overview

Video Blog: Tanto's Business Overview makes it easy for shooting instructors to run the administrative side of their classes and helps students find and compare potential firearms instructors. In this video, Kris "Tanto" Paronto, former US Army Ranger, Benghazi attack hero and partner of, discusses the benefits brings to both instructors and students.…

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