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Damon and Damo (active duty CPOs) share sea stories and have unfiltered conversations about current events, policies, and everyday life as a service member.

Damon and Damo (active duty CPOs) share sea stories and have unfiltered conversations about current events, policies, and everyday life as a service member.


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Damon and Damo (active duty CPOs) share sea stories and have unfiltered conversations about current events, policies, and everyday life as a service member.








The One About Remedial Swim

On this episode: Damo opens up about working without a division. The guys discuss how crucial the first 48 hours at a new command can be. E4 through E6 qoutas have been released! But wait, there was an issue! The importance in not making some mistakes is discussed. Are you the “work horse”? Do you feel overloaded? Are ups burning yourself out to make an impression on the ranking bored? These and more topics are discussed on this episode. Remember to follow the ‘Permission to Speak Freely...


The One About Hillcrest

On this episode: Damon and Damo begin this episode with a recap on the Floyd Mayweather Vs. Logan Paul fight. The two quickly discuss the Lamar Odom Vs. Aaron Carter fight. Damon reflects on his son’s high school graduation and the graduation celebration of it. Damo discusses the responsibilities of his new role as an Alcohol and Drug Control Officer (ADCO). The Goats reiterate why they started the podcast and talk about camaraderie on watch. Damo explains to Damon how he celebrates “Pride...


The One About Demographics

On this episode: How Damo got scammed out of $200 (2:31), the guys discuss the recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline (13:46), panic buyers, and hoarders. The new DOD guidance for wearing a mask on base (23:30) and the latest changes from the CDC are discussed. Will you turn away a costumer for not wearing a mask? J. Cole released his sixth studio LP, The Off Season (34:30) and Damon and Damo spoke about the album briefly. The guys campaign for all the streaming companies to...


The One About ROM Food Options

Did you miss us? We missed you. The guys are back! Permission to Speak Freely kicks off Episode 10 with Damon and Damo discussing every event that transpired since Episode 9 was recorded. They discuss what happened with the “2020 Wrap Up” episode. Damon talks about his very close to home bout with COVID-19. Damo gets on his self-proclaimed “soapbox” and discusses everything that has happened to him from pregnancy to miscarriage, to quarantine, to leaving his command. This episode is very...


Oh, By The Way Ep. 1 - Coyote Brown (featuring Matt & Kelcy Rivas) [Explicit]

'Permission to Speak Freely' presents... Oh, By The Way 'Oh, By The Way' is a short extension of an episode where Damon and Damo call a friend, mentor, or subject matter expert (SME) for more detail into something that may have been mentioned in a previous episode. In Coyote Brown, Damon and Damo speak with friend and fellow Chief; Matt Rivas (GSMC) and his wife, Kelcy. They discuss the Rivas' family business, Steel Beach Designs and talk about a few more personal thoughts. Parental...


The One About Space Force Discipline

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas! Welcome to another episode of Permission to Speak Freely. There are so many topics covered here. The "Beard" conversation is brought back up. The guys discuss how they joined the Navy and picked their rates. From Space Force to the Colin Kaepernick, there is just too much to discuss to outline in this episode. Just listen up and remember to like, follow, comment and share. Links and More Information: Army Navy...


The One About Damn Leggins

This episode is dedicated to Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Ethan Garrett Goolsby, fair winds and following seas, Shipmate! After a brief hiatus, Damon and Damo are back and doing what they do best, discussing what's happening right now across the fleet. They discuss being officially active for over a month and achieving their first major benchmark. It's time to catch up, discussing Damon's leadership award and Damo's birthday. You can't let December 7th go by without giving some...


The One About FLTMPS Stalkers

Mississippi stand up! In this episode Damon and Damo begin by discussing five (Navy related) things that they are thankful for. Damo exposes himself once again with a story of how he passed out in the club in Hawaii and what he regrets most about it. He also discuss his “best 8 days” in his career and his own personal story about depression. Damon provides predictions for the Mike Tyson/ Roy Jones Jr. fight and provides a story about a time that he got into trouble (finally!). After a brief...


The One About Boats

Happy Native American Heritage Month & Happy Holidays from the folks at ‘Permission To Speak Freely.’ In this “Friendsgiving” episode, Damon and Damo invite a special guest to the table, Jesse Hernandez; a BMC with a personal journey and a very unique story about his season(s) as a CPO Selectee. Jesse has a rebuttal for Damon’s DAPA (Drug & Alcohol Program Advisor) take. With the country legalizing marijuana, should the Navy look into a form of marijuana “reform?” The three discuss the...


The One About Fat Leonard

[Recorded on 14 November 2020] The fellas acknowledge all the listeners and viewer since the PTSF “Launch Day” and respond to a few questions from listeners. Damo asks Damon what kind of inspector he plans to be. Damo gives a PSA on Powerpoints. Who really likes those things anyway? The Goats discuss the results of the recent President election and congratulate Kamala Harris on making history. They touch on working as a military member under a President that you may not particularly agree...


The One About Dinosaurs

[Recorded on 31 October 2020] Damo gives his reflection about his most recent periodic evaluation. Can children safely “Halloween” during COVID? The Goats debate the topic. Damon and Damo both reflect on their experiences with submitting officer packages. Damo takes a stand against restaurant that act “stingy” with Veterans Day sales. Is staying in for shore duty really worth it? The guys discuss programs that the military offers that they personally were able to take advantage of. Main...


The One About The Barking Dog

[Recorded on 24 October 2020] Damon gives his opinion on computer based learning. Damo opens up about the time that he cheated on the Physical Readiness Test and got caught. The Goats have a deep dive about mentorship. Khalili “The Barking Dog” provides a very detailed perspective on this topic. The Sailor of the Year Program changes are highlighted. The bros talk about getting selected for Chief and Damo gets honest about his response to not being selected on his first time up. Remember...


The One About Trunk Space

[Recorded on 18 October 2020] Damon and Damo catch up on new beginnings for Damon and exactly what goes down during INSURV. The Goats debate the CNP Vice Admiral's message regarding beards in the Navy and Damon declares himself "An Official Beard Hater." What is the worst watch in the Circadian Rhythm? "Boat Boos" are defined and addressed. Operational stress and suicide awareness are the main topics of this episode. Damon and Damo have an honest discussion about handling Sailors dealing...