Military Time Chart

Military Time Regular Time Military Time Regular Time
0100 1:00 AM 1300 1:00 PM
0200 2:00 AM 1400 2:00 PM
0300 3:00 AM 1500 3:00 PM
0400 4:00 AM 1600 4:00 PM
0500 5:00 AM 1700 5:00 PM
0600 6:00 AM 1800 6:00 PM
0700 7:00 AM 1900 7:00 PM
0800 8:00 AM 2000 8:00 PM
0900 9:00 AM 2100 9:00 PM
1000 10:00 AM 2200 10:00 PM
1100 11:00 AM 2300 11:00 PM
1200 Noon 0000 or 2400 Midnight

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.