Awards and Recognition

Recognition of Performance

Culmen International is proud to have received awards and commendations for our work including:

  • The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Nuclear Weapons Safety and Security Team Award
  • The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Lean Six Sigma Award
  • 2009 NSWC Headquarters (HQ) Continuous Process Improvement Award
  • 2010 U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) AIR 6.0 Commander’s Award, Logistics/Industrial Category
  • Defense Institute of International Legal Studies Peer Award

Letters from:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • United States Coast Guard (USCG) International Affairs
  • Department of State (DOS)
    • U.S. Liaison Office Kenya
    • U.S. Embassy Pakistan
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
    • U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
    • U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    • U.S. Attaché Office, Abuja, Nigeria
    • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
      • DTRA/GNS Ukraine Nuclear Security Readiness Program
      • Cooperative Threat Reduction Program A&AS Support
      • Cooperative Biological Engagement Program Africa
      • Global Nuclear Security (GNS) Program
    • Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
      • Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) of Defense Academics and Security Studies Institutes
      • Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
    • DOE Second Line of Defense (SLD) Azerbaijan
    • DOE NNSA SLD Sustainability Program
    • DOE NNSA SLD Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation
    • National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD)
    • Office of Global Material Security (GMS)
    • DOE NNSA Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI)
  • International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Radiological Nuclear Terrorism Prevention Unit (RNTPU)

Thanks to the hard work of our employees, the support of our families, and the loyalty of our clients, Culmen has additionally been honored with:

  • The 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Virginia Fantastic 50 Award, as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • 2017, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 Inc. 5000 Awards for the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
  • 2012 SmartCEO 100 Best Run Companies in the Washington, DC region
  • 2010 Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Contractor of the Year (6-12 Million)
  • 2009 SECAF Contractor of the Year (under 6 Million)
  • The Patriot Award for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves

In addition, our President and Founder, Dan Berkon, is a personal recipient of the DoD David Packard Award for Acquisition and Logistics, the Admiral Stark Award for Innovation, the DTRA Outstanding Team Award, and the NAVAIR Award for Acquisition Excellence.

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