The Branches of the US Military

Hailed as the most powerful military force on the planet, the US military is made up of 5 branches. The current organizational structure was instituted under the National Security Act of 1947. The Secretary of Defense, a civilian, heads the Department of Defense and is a direct appointee of the President. While the branches of … Read more

History Of Military Time

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In the civilian world, the commonly used time system is the 12-hour system where the same notation of time appears twice a day. As a result, the two similar notations must be differentiated with another notation which is AM and PM. This makes it easy to confuse time frames. In the military world, a slight … Read more

Military Time Clock


The Military Time Clock shown above defaults to military time based on your current local time showing you what time it is in military time right now where you are. Keep in mind that the current military time clock on this page features a colon (“:”) between the minutes and the seconds. Seconds are not … Read more

Military Time Zones

The United States Military, Chinese Military, and many others across the globe use military time zones to help with planning. It is used to ensure standardization and effective communication across many different time zones. The names are based on the NATO phonetic alphabet. The system was originally based on the works within the American Practical … Read more

Military Time Chart


Military time is the method that the United States, United Kingdom, Philippines, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, Pakistan, and Malaysia use as a 24-hour time system reserved for military and emergency services. Civilian timekeeping in these countries primarily use the 12-hour timekeeping system. Nearly every other country in the world uses … Read more

Military Alphabet (alpha bravo charlie delta echo)


What is now known as the military alphabet or military phonetic alphabet was once known as the International Radio-telephony Spelling Alphabet. Terms such as alpha, bravo, charlie, delta, echo, foxtrot and the like are a result of this system used to ensure accurate communication of language.The characters and pronunciations were first created by the International … Read more