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Kris Paronto

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Former Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment, Security & Military Consultant, Hero of Benghazi Attack

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Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - 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 also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environment throughout the world.

Mr. Paronto was part the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members.

Mr. Paronto was born in Alamosa, Colorado and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Masters Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the US Army and an additional 4 years in the US Army National Guard reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. He started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003 and continued to deploy on various security contracts, to include the Global Response Staff until 2013.

Mr. Paronto has been involved in security operations in hostile environments for over 10 years and his and team’s involvement with the September 11th, 2012 attack on the US special mission in Benghazi, Libya was paramount in the saving of US lives and assets. He is a proven leader, teammate and friend to those who have deployed with him, and a devout father to a loving wife and two remarkable children.

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The Patriot's Creed: Speciai Forces Operators Put Everything on the Line for Their Country

The Patriot's Creed: Speciai Forces Operators Put Everything on the Line for Their Country

13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

Speaking Topics
  • 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI

    Kris Paronto tells the insider account of the attacks in Benghazi. The 13 hours of assault dramatically impacted the lives of those serving in Benghazi and resulted in the loss of an American diplomat, Ambassador Stevens. Kris shares the details of the moments, decisions and results of the historic day.

  • BOTTOM UP LEADERSHIP AND HOW IT SAVED LIVES IN BENGHAZI

    In this program Kris uses his experiences in Benghazi that taught him the importance of being able to depend and trust his team, especially in times of major crisis. From combat to business, Kris shares techniques, stories, and lessons he learned from having a strong team under fire.

  • GOD AND COMBAT

    Battered and beaten under a 13 hour battle Kris had to lean on more than just his own strength to get through the assault in Benghazi. His true power was found in his faith in God, overcoming the doubts and fears in the final hours to make it out alive. This talk will equip you for your own battles as Kris walks through his faith journey, and shares how the power of God brought him through the toughest fight of his life.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Kris Paronto?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kris Paronto for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kris Paronto, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kris Paronto or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kris Paronto?

    Booking fees for Kris Paronto, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kris Paronto, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kris Paronto?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kris Paronto for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kris Paronto for your next private or corporate function.
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Kris Paronto

5 out of 5

Former Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment, Security & Military Consultant, Hero of Benghazi Attack

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Kris Paronto Biography

Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - 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 also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environment throughout the world.

Mr. Paronto was part the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members.

Mr. Paronto was born in Alamosa, Colorado and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Masters Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the US Army and an additional 4 years in the US Army National Guard reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. He started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003 and continued to deploy on various security contracts, to include the Global Response Staff until 2013.

Mr. Paronto has been involved in security operations in hostile environments for over 10 years and his and team’s involvement with the September 11th, 2012 attack on the US special mission in Benghazi, Libya was paramount in the saving of US lives and assets. He is a proven leader, teammate and friend to those who have deployed with him, and a devout father to a loving wife and two remarkable children.

Kris Paronto Videos

  • Kris Tanto Paronto - YouTube
    Oct 20, 2017 ... Kris' "Tanto" Paronto tells the Story of Benghazi. ... True American Hero Chris Kyle Knocks Ventura On His Rear End..(UPDATE:...
  • Kris “Tonto” Paronto Speaks About Benghazi at Trump Rally ...
    Nov 7, 2016 ... November 7, 2016 (Benghazi Hero) Former Army Ranger, Kris “Tonto” Paronto Speaks at Donald Trump Rally - Scranton, PA - 11/07/16.
  • Kris Paronto the Truth of 13 Hours in Benghazi - YouTube
    Mar 10, 2016 ... I've just updated this series of video clips (sorry about the poor quality) taken at an event featuring guest speaker, Kris Paronto,...

Kris Paronto Books

Kris Paronto Speaking Topics

  • 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI

    Kris Paronto tells the insider account of the attacks in Benghazi. The 13 hours of assault dramatically impacted the lives of those serving in Benghazi and resulted in the loss of an American diplomat, Ambassador Stevens. Kris shares the details of the moments, decisions and results of the historic day.

  • BOTTOM UP LEADERSHIP AND HOW IT SAVED LIVES IN BENGHAZI

    In this program Kris uses his experiences in Benghazi that taught him the importance of being able to depend and trust his team, especially in times of major crisis. From combat to business, Kris shares techniques, stories, and lessons he learned from having a strong team under fire.

  • GOD AND COMBAT

    Battered and beaten under a 13 hour battle Kris had to lean on more than just his own strength to get through the assault in Benghazi. His true power was found in his faith in God, overcoming the doubts and fears in the final hours to make it out alive. This talk will equip you for your own battles as Kris walks through his faith journey, and shares how the power of God brought him through the toughest fight of his life.

FAQs on booking Kris Paronto

  • How to book Kris Paronto?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kris Paronto for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kris Paronto, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kris Paronto or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kris Paronto?

    Booking fees for Kris Paronto, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kris Paronto, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kris Paronto?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kris Paronto for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kris Paronto for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kris Paronto or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kris Paronto or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kris Paronto is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kris Paronto for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Kris Paronto generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Noah Galloway, J.R. Martinez, Story Musgrave, M.D., Mark Geist and Rob Waldo Waldman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kris Paronto for an upcoming event.

Kris Paronto Speaker Videos

  • Kris Tanto Paronto - YouTube
    Oct 20, 2017 ... Kris' "Tanto" Paronto tells the Story of Benghazi. ... True American Hero Chris Kyle Knocks Ventura On His Rear End..(UPDATE: VENTURA ...
    Kris “Tonto” Paronto Speaks About Benghazi at Trump Rally ...
    Nov 7, 2016 ... November 7, 2016 (Benghazi Hero) Former Army Ranger, Kris “Tonto” Paronto Speaks at Donald Trump Rally - Scranton, PA - 11/07/16.
  • Kris Paronto the Truth of 13 Hours in Benghazi - YouTube
    Mar 10, 2016 ... I've just updated this series of video clips (sorry about the poor quality) taken at an event featuring guest speaker, Kris Paronto, ex US Army ...
    Kris Paronto speaks about "13 Hours at Benghazi" part 1 - YouTube

Kris Paronto Speaking Topics

  • 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI

    Kris Paronto tells the insider account of the attacks in Benghazi. The 13 hours of assault dramatically impacted the lives of those serving in Benghazi and resulted in the loss of an American diplomat, Ambassador Stevens. Kris shares the details of the moments, decisions and results of the historic day.

  • BOTTOM UP LEADERSHIP AND HOW IT SAVED LIVES IN BENGHAZI

    In this program Kris uses his experiences in Benghazi that taught him the importance of being able to depend and trust his team, especially in times of major crisis. From combat to business, Kris shares techniques, stories, and lessons he learned from having a strong team under fire.

  • GOD AND COMBAT

    Battered and beaten under a 13 hour battle Kris had to lean on more than just his own strength to get through the assault in Benghazi. His true power was found in his faith in God, overcoming the doubts and fears in the final hours to make it out alive. This talk will equip you for your own battles as Kris walks through his faith journey, and shares how the power of God brought him through the toughest fight of his life.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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