KRIS “TANTO” PARONTO is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East, and North Africa. He has worked with the US government’s Global Response Staff, the US State Department Diplomatic Security High Threat Protection Program, and Blackwater Security Consulting conducting low profile security in high-threat environments throughout the world.
He is the coauthor of the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, describing his experience responding to the 2012 terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, with Mitchell Zuckoff and the five surviving security team members.Tanto has started his own Tactical Training company along with Dave "Boon" Benton called Battleline Tactical Training.
Kris speaks regularly throughout the United States on leadership, faith, and motivation and can be seen regularly on Fox News and other national broadcasts. His new book, THE RANGER WAY, was released on May 23rd and is a USA Today Best Seller.