Now that Kris is no longer doing government work, he is using his advanced knowledge and skill-sets in combat and weaponry to train others through a company that he and his fellow teammate from Benghazi Dave "Boon" Benton started called Battleline Tactical.
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 has worked with the US government’s Global Response Staff, the US State Department Diplomatic Security High Threat Protection Program, and Blackwater Security Consulting conducting low profile security in high-threat environments throughout the world.
He is the coauthor of the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, describing his experience responding to the 2012 terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, with Mitchell Zuckoff and the five surviving security team members.
Kris speaks regularly throughout the United States on leadership, faith, and motivation. He was inspired to author the book THE RANGER WAY that was released on May 23 2017 and was a USA Today Best Seller. Latter as he was on tour doing book signings and speaking events Kris was inspired buy many of the other American heroes so he decided to share some of their stories in his second book THE PATRIOTS CREED.
Ben Morgan is a former member of the 75th Ranger Regiment,1st Ranger Battalion and a former U.S. Army infantry officer. He served in the 19th Special Forces Group while earning his Bachelor's Degree in History from Colorado Sate University. Ben worked in Iraq as a Close Quarters Battle instructor, teaching Iraqi and coalitions forces, and also worked in Africa as part of the ACOTA (Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program), training battalion level staff officers to prepare for peace and support operations in Darfur. Ben worked for the U.S. State Department High Threat Protection program in Baghdad, Iraq and went on to invent the Dry Fire Pro Timer and establish Morgan Timing Systems, LLC to address a gap in the training needs he experienced while working overseas.
Professor Benny Glossop has over 25 years of combined martial arts and combatives training and is a former professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter and kickboxer. He holds several ranks in the martial arts including: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 1st Degree Black Belt / 5th Degree Black Belt in American Kickboxing / and 3rd Degree Black Belt in Olympic Taekwondo. Along with those ranks, he has nearly 20 years of combatives training with Dave “Boon” Benton. Benny specializes in Active Shooter Response, In-Fight Weapons Access, Weapons Retention and Combative Grappling.
Benny has taught and trained with members of all branches of the U.S. Military, LEO SWAT & SRT Teams, Security Agents, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. He is also a veteran firefighter and Emergency Rescue Technician and remains a first responder today as a licensed security professional and personal protection specialist.
Along with instructing for Battleline Tactical, Benny is also the owner of Integrated Combatives Group (ICG) where he teaches and consults in the areas of Active Shooter Response, Weapons Retention, Combative Grappling and Personal Protection. He is also the Head Coach of MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai at UFC GYM and is a certified Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Trainer, TRX coach, and CrossFit Kettlebell coach.
Benny is also a well-known television personality and actor. He has over 300 TV hosting credits and had a role in the feature film “The Favorite” (2017) where he played the role of fighter “Tank”.
Christopher Doner began his martial arts training in 1983 while growing up in Ohio. His passion for realistic training led him to Nebraska where he became a personal student of renowned martial artist, Robert Bussey. He earned black belts in both Robert Bussey’s Warrior International and Rosenbach Warrior Training Branches and ran an affiliated school in Omaha for several years where he met and developed his friendship with Kris “Tanto” Paronto.
In 1999 Doner began to train combatives under the tutelage of friend and former Army Ranger, Ethan Jensen. Doner holds instructor credentials in Jensen Knife Combatives and is a Certified Instructor of Martial Blade Concepts / Counter Blade Concepts under Michael Janich.
In 2012 Doner was one of a handful of people personally selected by the legendary Kelly McCann to beta test McCann’s pilot Civilian Training Program. This opportunity led to further training with McCann and his Kembativz Brand organization. Always a student, Doner continues to seek out training to maintain and improve his skills and the skills of his students.
Doner is an experienced security professional with over twenty-three years of service in commercial, industrial and corporate settings. He served twelve years as an armed officer of a nuclear site protection team trained in various small arms techniques, tactics and procedures before returning to the corporate sector. Today Doner is a Senior Specialist, Corporate Security & Safety for First National Bank of Omaha.
In addition to his regular duties, he serves as a defensive-tactics instructor for the bank.
Jeremy Mitchell retired as a Sergeant First Class from the United States Army as a Military Police. Jeremy was deployed several times during his 17 years of service before he retired due to injuries received while serving his country.
Jeremy has served and worked in many specialized fields.
• State Army Protection Program NCOIC
• Physical Security Inspector/Advisor
• Operation Security (OPSEC) Manager
• Antiterrorism Force Protection (AT/FP) NCOIC
• Domestic Operations Group (DOG) Knowledge/Information Manager
• Domestic Operations Group (DOG) Training NCO
• Joint Operation Center (JOC) Mission Tracking & Information Manager
• Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Mission Tracking
• Joint Operations NCO (J3) for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) Operations
• Personal Security Detail (PSD) Escort & Driver
• Advanced Interview and Interrogation Specialist
• Neuro Linguistics Programing Specialist and Instructor
Jeremy is also the owner of Advance Defense Assessment Preparation Team (A.D.A.P.T) and developer of Operating Near Extreme Stress Drills (ONES-Drills) and the Simulated Combat Application Tourniquet Training System (SCATTS)