Columbia, SC, February 7, 2017 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce an addition to the Panteao instructor lineup. Panteao will be introducing new videos with instructor Kris “Tanto” Paronto.
Kris 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 also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.
Mr. Paronto 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. 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 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.
“We’re very happy to be working with Tanto on new instructional videos that he’ll be featured in. Tanto came highly recommended and after meeting him in person, I knew we made the right decision,” said Fernando Coelho, President of Panteao Productions.
The first video title with Panteao from Kris is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to be filmed in March 2017. For more info on Kris you can visit his website at: www.kristantoparonto.com
You can find Kris on the Panteao website here: panteao.com/instructors/kris-tanto-paronto