Kris "Tanto" Paronto
Team THADDEA: 5/22/2017 - Current
Kris Tanto Paronto, is one of the surviving members of the 2012 Benghazi attack and subject of the best seller book and movie, 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI, known as 13 Hours. Mr. Paronto joins THADDEA as a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment whose service in the US Army National Guard propelled him to reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. Mr. Paronto started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003 until 2013 before contracting directly with the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency. He's an extraordinary patriot with the courageous and brave attributes THADDEA hopes to inspire others to achieve for themselves. His courage and bravery are unquestionable and his passion for life and fitness are a true inspiration that embodies the core structure of THADDEA.