TLP 245 - Kris "Tanto" Paronto


Welcome back to the Talking Lead Podcast Lead Heads!  This episode we get to talk with the legendary Kris "Tanto" ParontoBroadcasting live on Talking Lead's social media from the Eagle Imports Inc. booth the Official "Leadquarters" of Talking Lead during the 2018 NRAAM (go to our Facebook page to watch the live feed). Much to the chagrin of Tanto's publicist what was supposed to be a 15 minute interview turns into a fun-filled full hour with this warrior.

With a standing room only audience we talk about everything from running to post traumatic stress (not a disorder: Kris explains) to Gangsta Rap, to Musicals, to being the best you can be to his new training company Battleline Tactical and much more!  We also get an exclusive #TantoTwerk

Kris "Tanto" Paronto

Tanto was part of 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. His and his 5 surviving team members story is immortalized by the book and movie “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff

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.  In his book, THE RANGER WAY, Tanto shares stories from his training experiences that played a role in his team's heroic response in Benghazi as he explains the importance of demanding excellence when you commit to improving your life.