President Barack Obama on Friday nominated two openly gay men to serve as ambassadors, bringing the total number of nominees to five.

Obama named James “Wally” Brewster, Jr. to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic and John Berry to be ambassador to Australia.

The nominations were announced along with 13 additional posts.

“These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout their careers,” Obama said in a statement. “I am grateful they have chosen to take on these important roles, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

Brewster is a senior managing partner for SB&K Global in Chicago, while Berry is the former director of the Office of Personnel Management. During his tenure, Berry was considered the highest-ranking openly gay official in the Obama administration. He left the post in April after 4 years of service.

The president previously nominated three openly gay men to serve as ambassadors: James Costos (Spain), Rufus Gifford (Denmark) and Daniel Baer (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)).