114: The Ranger Way | Kris “Tanto” Paronto
When you hear the words, “Benghazi, Libya” you might think of the book, and subsequent movie, 13 hours. You might think of the terrorist attack, the death of a US Ambassador Stevens, and the cover-up that followed.
Today Kris “Tanto” Paranto, a member of the CIA Annex Security Team that responded to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, joins me to talk about what really happened that night, the importance of living your life to a code, how to incorporate “Battle Rhythms” into your life, why every man must choose the “hard right” over the “easy wrong”, and how we can all live The Ranger Way.
As a member of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, Kris “Tanto” Paronto (@krisparonto) assisted in saving over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours.
His story, along with his five surviving annex security team members is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff.
Kris 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.
I’m honored to have the chance to talk with this true American hero today.
- What is “The Ranger Way”
- Essential qualities in great leaders
- The value of a strong team around you
- How to use “wargaming” to predict and adapt
- How to take the “hard right” over the “easy wrong”
- The importance of living your life to a code
- How to incorporate a Battle Plan in your life
- Recognizing how body language plays into leadership
- How pride and ego destroy success
- How to implement a “Battle Rhythm” in your life
The Ranger Way
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