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Military Time Conversion & Time Zones Charts

Convert military time to civilian time and back or print the Military Time Conversion chart, Military Time Zones chart and Military Time Minutes chart.

To skip the charts for easy conversion or to see the current military time use our Military Time Calculator.

Military Time Zones Chart

Zone LetterZone NameTime OffsetMajor City
AAlphaGMT + 1 HourParis, France
BBravoGMT + 2 HoursAthens, Greece
CCharlieGMT + 3 HoursMoscow, Russia
DDeltaGMT + 4 HoursKabul, Afghanistan
EEchoGMT + 5 HoursNew Delhi, India
FFoxtrotGMT + 6 HoursDhanka, Bangladesh
GGolfGMT + 7 HoursBangkok, Thailand
HHotelGMT + 8 HoursBeijing, China
IIndiaGMT + 9 HoursTokyo, Japan
JJulietLocal TimeLocal Time Zone
KKiloGMT + 10 HoursSydney, Australia
LLimaGMT + 11 HoursHoniara, Solomon Islands
MMikeGMT + 12 HoursWellington, New Zealand
NNovemberGMT - 1 HourAzores
OOscarGMT - 2 HoursGodthab, Greenland
PPapaGMT - 3 HoursBuenos Aires, Argentina
QQuebecGMT - 4 HoursHalifax, Nova Scotia
RRomeoGMT - 5 HoursNew York, NY United States
SSierraGMT - 6 HoursDallas, TX United States
TTangoGMT - 7 HoursDenver, CO United States
UUniformGMT - 8 HoursLos Angeles, CA United States
VVictorGMT - 9 HoursJuneau, AK United States
WWhiskeyGMT - 10 HoursHonolulu, HI United States
XX-RayGMT - 11 HoursNome, AK United States
YYankeeGMT - 12 HoursSuva, Fiji
ZZuluGMT (Universal Time)Greenwich, England

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Military Time Conversion Chart

Military TimeStandard TimeMilitary TimeStandard Time
0000 / 240012:00 AM / Midnight120012:00 PM / Noon
01001:00 AM13001:00 PM
02002:00 AM14002:00 PM
03003:00 AM15003:00 PM
04004:00 AM16004:00 PM
05005:00 AM17005:00 PM
06006:00 AM18006:00 PM
07007:00 AM19007:00 PM
08008:00 AM20008:00 PM
09009:00 AM21009:00 PM
100010:00 AM220010:00 PM
110011:00 AM230011:00 PM

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  • Military time is based on a 24-hour clock beginning at midnight (0000 hours) and ends at 2359 hours. Military time format eliminates the need for using A.M. and P.M. designations as regular time uses numbers 1 to 12 to identify the hours in a day. In Military Time 12 P.M. is 1200 hours, 1 P.M. is 1300 hours up until 11 P.M where it is 2300 hours.
  • The military uses this standard as it leaves less room for confusion than Standard Time.
  • The world is divided into 24 military time zones and each military zone is designated a letter and the military phonetic alphabet word.
  • The time zone for Greenwich, England is the letter “Z” and the military phonetic word is “Zulu”. Since many U.S. military operations must be coordinated across times zones the military uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as the standard time. The U.S. Military refers to this as Zulu (Z) time and will attach the suffix to ensure the referred time zone is clear.
  • When referring to a specific military time zone the letter or word is attached or spoken. For instance, if a military exercise is beginning at 3:00 P.M. Zulu time, it would be spoken as “fifteen hundred hours Zulu time” and written as 1500Z.
  • The time zones from the United States are R – X (Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-Ray)
  • Local time is designated with the letter J or Juliet. Written format for 9 A.M. is 0900J and spoken is “Zero 900 hours Juliet time”
  • The military observes Daylight Savings Time when using local when it is recognized by the state or country where the time zone is being used.
  • When using local time, the Military observes Daylight Savings Time, if recognized by the state or country that the base is located in.
  • The 12 time zones West of the Zulu time zone (Greenwich Mean Time) starting from Zulu and ending at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean are November through Yankee.
  • The 12 time zones East of the Zulu time zone (GMT) starting from Zulu and ending at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean are Alpha through Mike.
  • Mike and Yankee zones are the same time but a day apart, on either side of the International Date Line.
  • 12 A.M. is often referred to as both 0000 and 2400 hours. However, Clocks that display Military Time always display it as 0000.
  • Many countries use Military Time as their main time format such as countries in Europe and many in African, Asian and Latin American countries. In some countries both are used.
  • Standard and military time express minutes and seconds in the same format.
  • Military time 2020 is 8:20 PM using a 12-hour clock notation. It is 20:20 (spelled out using two-zero-two-zero) using a 24-hour clock notation. Thus, 2020 military time means that it has been 20 hours and 20 minutes since last midnight.
    • 24-hour clock: 20:20
    • 12-hour clock: 8:20 PM
    • Military Time: 2020Z (ZULU Time Zone which is equivalent to UTC)

Civilian to Military Time Minutes Chart

Civilian Time MinuteMilitary Time MinutesCivilian Time MinuteMilitary Time Minutes

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  • Military minutes are not the same as civilian minutes.
  • Civilian minutes go from 0-60.
  • Military minutes are based on hundredths (100’s).
  • 60 minutes must be converted to 100ths.
  • Divide the number of minutes by 60 (minutes) or number of civilian minutes/60. For example:
    • 1 minute standard time = .01667 or rounded up, .02 military minutes
    • 30 minutes = .50
    • 45 minutes = .75
    • 60 minutes = 1
  • Converting civilian minutes to military time is most commonly needed when calculating payroll.

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military TIME converter - ARMY TIME CONVERTER - 24 hour clock converter

Military TimeRegular Time
01001:00 AM
02002:00 AM
03003:00 AM
04004:00 AM
05005:00 AM
06006:00 AM
07007:00 AM
08008:00 AM
09009:00 AM
100010:00 AM
110011:00 AM

Military time is a method used to measure the time based on a 24 hour clock instead of using two groups of 12 hours each.

Military Time is sequential in nature and the hours go from 00 to 23. The 12 hour time format does not distinguish clearly between the end of a day and the beginning of the other.

How to convert Military time to Standard?

  • From 0000 to 1200 is essentially the same as Standard Time
  • From 1300 to 2400 - subtract 1200 to get the standard time
  • Example 1700 - 1200 = 5 00 pm

Military time is standard and leaves no room for error. This is the reason why it is used for all major emergency services in the U.S. and Canada.

This time format is different than the regular 24 hour format as it does not use colons. Also, it is pronounced differently. The military time is pronounced as a four digit number:

Zero Eight Hundred Hours
Twelve Thirty Hours
Twenty Three Hundred Hours.

Military TimeRegular Time
13001:00 PM
14002:00 PM
15003:00 PM
16004:00 PM
17005:00 PM
18006:00 PM
19007:00 PM
20008:00 PM
21009:00 PM
220010:00 PM
230011:00 PM
0000 or 2400Midnight

examples of military TIME (ARMY TIME) v.s. 24 hour clock (24hr time
Both these time formats use 24 hour clock format. However, the military time does not use a colon. Here are some examples of conversion from military time to 24 hour clock.


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Please note: some people confuse Military Time (24hr time - 20:15) with Time in Decimal Hours (8.25).
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examples of military TIME (ARMY TIME) converted to regular time:
While the military time uses a 24 hour format, the regular time uses a 12 hour format. Here are some examples of conversion from military time to regular time.

1700 5:00 PM
18006:00 PM
19007:00 PM

1700 is what time?5:00 PM

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Unless you work in an international industry, such as a global airline, most Americans never fully grasp military time. After all, “zero, two-hundred” (0200), “fourteen-thirty” (1430) and “twenty-three hundred” (2300) all sound more like money instead of time, right?

Military time is based on a 24-hour clock, which is why the numbers on the clock go from 00 to 23. The United States, however, uses the 12-hour clock, which is why the numbers do not go past 12, and the “a.m.” and “p.m.” must be used.

While most Americans may not need to learn military time, it is actually quite useful … and it’s very easy to learn!

Military Time: What You Need to Know

Just like a 12-hour digital clock, military time is always displayed in four digits. The first two digits represent the hour and the last two digits represent the minutes. 0000 (said “zero-hundred”) is midnight, and 1200 (said “twelve-hundred”) is noon. So far, so good.

Anything between 0001 and 1159 is basically “a.m.” time. For example, 0100 (said “zero, one-hundred”) converts into 1 a.m. and 0730 (said “zero, seven-thirty”) converts into 7:30 a.m. Pretty straightforward, huh?

Anything between 1201 and 2359 is basically “p.m.” time. The “p.m.” hours usually give people more trouble, but always remember that 1300 (said “thirteen-hundred”) converts into 1 p.m. Therefore, 1400 converts into 2 p.m., 1500 converts into 3 p.m., and so on and so on.

Below is a time conversation chart courtesy of Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas. Best of all, MMA will teach you how to easily convert military time into civilian time without having to memorize the chart!

Conversation Chart
24-Hour Clock (Military Time): 12-Hour Clock (Civilian Time)

  • 0000: Midnight
  • 0100: 1 a.m.
  • 0200: 2 a.m.
  • 0300: 3 a.m.
  • 0400: 4 a.m.
  • 0500: 5 a.m.
  • 0600: 6 a.m.
  • 0700: 7 a.m.
  • 0800: 8 a.m.
  • 0900: 9 a.m.
  • 1000: 10 a.m.
  • 1100: 11 a.m.
  • 1200: Noon
  • 1300: 1 p.m.
  • 1400: 2 p.m.
  • 1500: 3 p.m.
  • 1600: 4 p.m.
  • 1700: 5 p.m.
  • 1800: 6 p.m.
  • 1900: 7 p.m.
  • 2000: 8 p.m.
  • 2100: 9 p.m.
  • 2200: 10 p.m.
  • 2300: 11 p.m.

A Quick Trick: Subtract 12

This trick will help you with the “p.m.” hours. Here we go!

The 24-hour clock says 2200. If you want to know what it converts to on the 12-hour clock, SUBTRACT 12 from 22. It gives you 10 … 10 p.m! Was that easy or what?

Try another!

A drill instructor says the time is “sixteen-hundred.” If you want to know what 1600 converts to on the 12-hour clock, SUBTRACT 12 from 16. It gives you 4 … 4 p.m.!

Another Quick Trick: Add the Hour

Here is another trick to help you with the “p.m.” hours.

Your Swedish grandfather will arrive at your local airport at 4 p.m., and you would like to give him the military time so he is not confused.

If you want to know what 4 p.m. converts to on the 24-hour clock, ADD 4 to 12. It gives you 16 … 1600!

Try one more!

If you want to know what 10 p.m. converts to on the 24-hour clock, ADD 10 to 12. If give you 22 … 2200!

Congratulations! You have learned military time! Now go to teach a friend!

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Military Time Chart

Military TimeRegular TimeMilitary TimeRegular Time
01001:00 AM13001:00 PM
02002:00 AM14002:00 PM
03003:00 AM15003:00 PM
04004:00 AM16004:00 PM
05005:00 AM17005:00 PM
06006:00 AM18006:00 PM
07007:00 AM19007:00 PM
08008:00 AM20008:00 PM
09009:00 AM21009:00 PM
100010:00 AM220010:00 PM
110011:00 AM230011:00 PM
1200Noon0000 or 2400Midnight

Military time chart

The primary purpose of a Military Time chart is to create a simple link between both the military time and regular time formats. It is similar to any other conversion table that bridges two quantities on a common parameter. As per a general rule, military time lacks the time separator (dot or colon) present between the hour and minutes. In addition, the way of spelling each is different too. While military format requires saying the leading zero, regular time format has done away with it. An Army Time chart serves the purpose of converting one time format into the other that complies with the standard guidelines.

Military time conversion

Military time is the popular time convention used in some countries including the United States of America and Canada that has helped get rid of the ambiguity of the conventional time format. In the Military Time clock, suffixes “am” and “pm” are removed thereby simplifying the time format making it easy for people to keep track of events without any confusion. This format is used in emergency services, military, hospitals, tourism and various other agencies where confusion in time can be detrimental.

Here are a couple of examples for better understanding of the conversion concept-

  • 04:50 am in regular time format corresponds to 0450 in the military time convention.
  • 11:20 pm in regular time format corresponds to 2320 in the military time convention.

The only tricky part comes when you are dealing with military times between midnight and 1 am. While midnight or 12 AM is rendered as 2400 on the military time chart, 12:01 AM is actually 0001 in military time. Just remember, the 24 hour clock starts over after 24.

Military time Clock

In countries like the United States of America and Canada, the concept of military time is extensively used. In fact, it is regarded as the synonym for the 24 hour clock. Although most agencies in these nations use the 12 hour format, several other domains including military, hospitals, emergency services, the tourism department, computing and logistics have preferred using the army time for the sake of convenience.


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Military Time Chart – About The 24 Hour Clock

Have you ever wondered how to read military time quickly and easily? Or even wondered what it was, or why it exists? Well, welcome to the Internet’s greatest authority resource on just that! On this page, you will find the answers to that and more in great detail, in other words, everything you will ever need to know about military time (or astronomical time), as well as some quick and easy tips on how to read it.

It is based on a 24 hour clock, and is a method of keeping hours in which the day runs from midnight to midnight and is divided into 24 hour increments. It is the most commonly used interval notation in the world.

Easy to Read Military Time Chart

A side-by-side look at the 12 hour clock times and the corresponding military/24 hour clock times, provided exclusively by Military Time Chart. You may use this as a military time converter, or reference it as a military time conversion chart.
12-hour am-pm clock24-hour military time
12:00 midnight00:00
1:00 am01:00
2:00 am02:00
3:00 am03:00
4:00 am04:00
5:00 am05:00
6:00 am06:00
7:00 am07:00
8:00 am08:00
9:00 am09:00
10:00 am10:00
11:00 am11:00
12:00 pm12:00
1:00 pm13:00
2:00 pm14:00
3:00 pm15:00
4:00 pm16:00
5:00 pm17:00
6:00 pm18:00
7:00 pm19:00
8:00 pm20:00
9:00 pm21:00
10:00 pm22:00
11:00 pm23:00
12:00 midnight24:00

How to Read Military Time

When keeping hours in this fashion, the day starts at midnight and is written as 00:00. The last minute of the day is written as 23:59, or one minute before the next midnight. Sometimes you may see 00:00 written as 24:00. Both are acceptable. A usage example showing the 12 hour clock vs military time would be a time table showing 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. This would be written as 16:00 – 24:00. Another example highlighting the difference between the two would be to show that 10:15 am is written as 10:15 in military time but 2:30 pm is written as 14:30.

This method of keeping time is most commonly used by the military, government, public transportation, hospitals, meteorologists, astronomers, those employed in emergency services, and also with computers. When speaking in military time, 07:00 may be stated as “zero seven hundred” or “oh seven hundred”. Also, in the military, these time stamps are often written without the colon, so 07:52 would rather be written 0752.

Time stamps referencing Greenwich Mean Time (GMT for short – often interchanged with Coordinated Universal Time/UTC) is denoted by a “Z” at the end, and is written as 0752Z. The local time is denoted by a “J” at the end, and the eastern time zone is denoted by an “R” at the end. Each of the zones have a corresponding letter and name.

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For other methods of keeping time, see our article on the lunar calendar, the Mayan Calendar, the Chinese Calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, and All About Sundials.

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