When President Barack Obama heads to the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, one of the two celebrations after his second inauguration, he’ll get to share his first dance with one of America’s bravest civilians. Obama, along with the first lady, vice president and second lady, are all slated to take the dance floor with service​members who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan, The New York Times reports.

The president’s dance partner will be Air Force ​Staff Sergeant Bria D. Nelson, who has served in the military since 2002. She was deployed to Afghanistan where she earned the Air Force Commendation Medal. She is still active in the military, serving on Washington’s ​Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

Nelson is not the only soldier who will have the honor of sharing the first dance with the country’s highest elected officials. Army Staff Sgt. Keesha N. Dentino is slated to dance with Vice President Joe Biden, while ​Gunnery Sergeant Timothy D. Easterling and​ Petty Officer Patrick Figueroa are paired with Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, respectively.

The four honorees were chosen from a pool of more than 50 servicemembers. Addie Whisenant, a spokeswoman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, told Military Times that the soldiers were selected based on their combat experience and volunteer efforts.