As reported in USA Today on December 5, 2016, two U.S. Navy sailors — both likely SEALs — will have their Navy Cross awards upgraded to Congressional Medals of Honor, following a review conducted by the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, upon the order of Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

Per the article in USA Today, “Brad Carson, who helped oversee the review as the top Pentagon personnel official, said the upgraded medals likely will be awarded to Navy SEALs who have been at the forefront of dangerous missions in the post-9/11 world.”

While that reasoning makes sense, there have nevertheless been a number of non-SEALs who have also received the Navy’s second-highest award for valor.  Each service awards its own service cross for heroism, and the Navy awards it to both Navy sailors and Marines.  There have been 47 Navy Crosses awarded in public since 9/11/2001, according to USA Today.

Mabus’ wording when describing the upgrades did not definitively indicate whether the upgrades would apply to Marines, sailors, or one of each.  Of note, one Marine was awarded the Navy Cross in secret for his actions in 2012 while he was reportedly assigned to the Army’s special mission unit (commonly called “Delta Force”).  The Marine responded to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012, from the U.S. embassy in Tripoli.  An Army soldier also assigned to Delta Force reportedly received the Distinguished Service Cross as well for actions on the ground in Benghazi.

In another example, a Navy corpsman attached to the Second Marines, Regimental Combat Team 2, Hospitalman Apprentice Luis Fonseca, also received a Navy Cross for his actions in Iraq in 2003.  He would also be eligible for the upgrade to the CMOH.

Another Navy corpsman, meanwhile, Chief Petty Officer Justin Wilson, assigned to Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), was awarded a Navy Cross for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2011, in which he treated wounded Marines while also suffering from injuries due to an improvised explosive device attack.  Five other MARSOC Marines have also received the Navy Cross since the unit was created in 2006.

One can see a list of Navy Cross recipients (those made public, anyway) here.

Assuming Brad Carson is right, though, and the upgrades to CMOH apply to SEALs, here are the potential new recipients of the Medals of Honor.  The below are the Navy SEALs who have been awarded the Navy Cross in the conflicts since 9/11/2001 [it is possible that some are not on this list, as the awards are sometimes bestowed in secret].