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 Patriot's Creed

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In The Patriot's Creed, Kris Paronto uses the seven core Army Values that all soldiers learn in Basic Combat Training, and the experiences of other servicemen and women and First Responders, to explain how anyone can improve themselves, the world around them, and live a heroic life.

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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 "Tanto" Paronto is a Proud supporter and representative for THADDEA

In 2005, THADDEA (Tah-DEE-ah) began with a vision, to convey a message of Courage and Bravery through the use of Enhanced Tech Apparel and Products (ETAP), the brand that epitomizes the "Heroic" but illustrates the determination of an athlete.

Our inspiration derives from the spirit and sacrifice of our nation's military heroes who along with those who serve and protect others. These individuals epitomize the courageous and brave characteristics embodied within us all. We believe it is the courage and bravery individuals possess within that leads to their accomplishment. There is no other brand on the market that can express this message. THADDEA is the symbol for courage and bravery; the symbol individuals can seek for inspiration.

The principles, which THADDEA adheres, are the foundation, which provides the enthusiasm and passion within the Company. Knowing those wearing THADDEA apparel and products are embracing a meaning of inspiration is exciting and makes us fortunate and proud.

No longer is courage and bravery just an ideal, it's a physical symbol individuals can embrace and wear. THADDEA is the branded sports apparel pioneer for the "Heroic." THADDEA is the first global brand and symbol of Courage and Bravery.


Kris "Tanto" Paronto is a Proud supporter and representative for MAXIM Defense

Maxim Defense Industries is a defense development company striving to give our military and first responders the next generation of tools and equipment. We pride ourselves on making high quality, durable components to help you get the job done.       

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