Kris “Tanto” Paronto

Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a United States Veteran and private security contractor, has served the United States for more than 18 years. Kris possesses elite training skills received from the U.S. Army Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment and 5th Battalion, Special Forces Group. Throughout those years Kris joined other security companies including Blackwater Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, OSEN Hunter Group and NEXUS Security Consulting. Read More.




The Ranger Way

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Thousands of people have heard Kris "Tanto" Paronto speak about his experiences in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. But before he was a security contractor, Tanto was a US Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. Rangers are trained to lead by being pushed to their physical and mental limits so that they can perform against impossible odds in punishing situations.

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Real Account of What Happened

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The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya.

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  • Kris Paronto Appearance At Industry Day At The Range During Shot Show

    Monday, January 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM



    Industry Day at the Range during Shot Show
    (Not Open To The Public)

    Shoot the newest from Maxim Defense with Kris "Tanto" Paronto, and learn more about Battleline Tactical and how you can host Tanto & Boon at your range.

    Lane SR-42 – Full Machine Gun Lane

    For Media Requests or Bookings, contact Judy Landreth Wilkinson - .

    Kris "Tanto" Paronto At ShotShow 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 09:00 AM - January 23, 2019



    Meet Benghazi Warrior

    Kris "Tanto" Paronto




    Maxim Defense Booth

    Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday January 23

    10am until 1pm


    For Media Requests and Booking Information, contact Judy Landreth Wilkinson - / (706) 518-2116. 

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