A handful of active duty military members have officially qualified to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. These athletes represent not only the best of the military, but also the best of the entire country. Here’s what we know about the troops heading to Rio:

Spc. Nathan Schrimsher earned his spot on the U.S. Olympic team nearly a full year ahead of time. The 23 year-old pentathlete qualified after he won third place at the Pan American Games in July. The modern pentathlon includes competing in five different disciplines in quick succession, including cross country running, pistol shooting, horseback riding and swimming.

Alongside Schrimsher is Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Eller, a marksman who will compete in his fifth Olympics this summer. He earned a gold medal for shooting in the 2008 Olympic Games, and he has also won medals upon medals in both national and world shooting championships.

After the new year, many more military athletes will compete in qualifying events to earn a spot on the wrestling and pistol shooting teams. The current favorites for joining Team USA are Spc. Ellis Coleman, Sgt. Justin Lester and Sgt. Spenser Mango.