Damien Cullen

Department Chair

Office: WSTC 270C   |    Phone: (308) 390-8677   |    Email: cullendl@unk.edu

CPT Damien Cullen


CPT Damien Cullen, from Norfolk, NE and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from UNL and is currently pursuing his Master of Public Administration online through Penn State University.

He enlisted in the Nebraska Army National Guard in 2004 and was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer through the UNL ROTC program. His significant assignments include:

  • Main Command Post Op. Det. 1st ID Fuel Ops Officer
  • HHT 67th BFSB Plans Officer
  • Platoon Leader 195th Special Operations FSC (Airborne)
  • Platoon Leader DET 2 165th QM CO (LT AD SP)
  • Assistant S3 402nd MP BN (Cadet SMP)
  • Infantryman 134th LRS
  • Armor Crewman Troop C 167th CAV

As a Logistician, he deployed to Iraq in November of 2016 as part of the newly designed 1st ID MCPOD assigned to Baghdad. His primary responsibility was working with Coalition partners to monitor and ensure the required supplies were being planned for and transported to the tactical assembly areas in support of Iraq retaking Mosul.

As an Infantryman, he deployed to Iraq in March of 2006 as part of the 134th LRS, stationed to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Anaconda near Balad, Iraq. His primary responsibility was mounted HMMWV gunner and dismounted automatic rifleman, for the Co’s QRF mission.

CPT Cullen’s military awards include: The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Army Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster; the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Iraq Campaign Medal with stars, the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, and various other awards.

His military education includes the Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Pre-Command course, Army Instructor course, Aerial Delivery Materiel Officer course, Quartermaster Basic Officer course, Airborne school, Infantryman MOS, and Armor Crewman MOS.

Damien, his wife, Krista, their three-year old son Declan, and 6-month-old daughter Reagan, reside in Kearney where Krista is employed as a physical therapist at TEAM Physical Therapy clinic.