In the Navy League there are many ways to learn leadership skills. Cadets earn rank by merit and by taking tests; there are six ranks in all. If a cadet shows exceptional seamanship, he or she can be promoted to carry the Guide On, which is the Division flag. He or she might also be promoted to Lead Petty Officer, which is the highest position a cadet can take. Through all of this, a cadet can learn leadership skills valuable for the future.