Military Time Chart: 24 Hour Clock Conversion


Military time is a method of timekeeping based on the 24 hour clock. It relies on a day that is divided into hours and minutes on a 24-hour cycle from midnight to midnight. Military time is commonly used in the United States, United Kingdom, Philippines, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, Pakistan, and Malaysia. The 24-hour time system is primarily used by military and emergency services in these countries, unlike the rest of the world. Civilian timekeeping in these countries primarily uses the 12-hour timekeeping system notated with A.M. and P.M. Most other countries in the world use a variation of military time called 24-hour time for both civilian and military timekeeping.

Military Time Chart

The military time conversion chart below will allow you to easily read or convert military time. Making it simple to take standard (regular) AM/PM time and quickly convert it to military time (24-hour time) or vice versa.

Standard Time
(Regular Time)
(AM/PM Clock)
Military Time
(24 Hour Clock)
12:15 AM0015
12:30 AM0030
12:45 AM0045
1:00 AM0100
1:15 AM0115
1:30 AM0130
1:45 AM0145
2:00 AM0200
2:15 AM0215
2:30 AM0230
2:45 AM0245
3:00 AM0300
3:15 AM0315
3:30 AM0330
3:45 AM0345
4:00 AM0400
4:15 AM0415
4:30 AM0430
4:45 AM0445
5:00 AM0500
5:15 AM0515
5:30 AM0530
5:45 AM0545
6:00 AM0600
6:15 AM0615
6:30 AM0630
6:45 AM0645
7:00 AM0700
7:15 AM0715
7:30 AM0730
7:45 AM0745
8:00 AM0800
8:15 AM0815
8:30 AM0830
8:45 AM0845
9:00 AM0900
9:15 AM0915
9:30 AM0930
9:45 AM0945
10:00 AM1000
10:15 AM1015
10:30 AM1030
10:45 AM1045
11:00 AM1100
11:15 AM1115
11:30 AM1130
11:45 AM1145
12:15 PM1215
12:30 PM1230
12:45 PM1245
1:00 PM1300
1:15 PM1315
1:30 PM1330
1:45 PM1345
2:00 PM1400
2:15 PM1415
2:30 PM1430
2:45 PM1445
3:00 PM1500
3:15 PM1515
3:30 PM1530
3:45 PM1545
4:00 PM1600
4:15 PM1615
4:30 PM1630
4:45 PM1645
5:00 PM1700
5:15 PM1715
5:30 PM1730
5:45 PM1745
6:00 PM1800
6:15 PM1815
6:30 PM1830
6:45 PM1845
7:00 PM1900
7:15 PM1915
7:30 PM1930
7:45 PM1945
8:00 PM2000
8:15 PM2015
8:30 PM2030
8:45 PM2045
9:00 PM2100
9:15 PM2115
9:30 PM2130
9:45 PM2145
10:00 PM2200
10:15 PM2215
10:30 PM2230
10:45 PM2245
11:00 PM2300
11:15 PM2315
11:30 PM2330
11:45 PM2345

Printable Version of the Military Time Chart Conversion Table. Alternatively, you can see it in image form for easy viewing on mobile devices.

Military Time Conversion – 24 Hour Time to Standard Time

Use the tool below to enter either military time (24-hour time) or standard/regular (AM/PM) time and select “convert.”

Note: Select below to convert standard time (AM/PM) to military time.


Which Countries Use 24 Hour Time Keeping System

You can see a breakdown of which countries use military time or 24-hour time below. As you can see, most countries in the world utilize a 24-hour timekeeping system in their everyday lives and also for military use.

Countries that use military time (24 hour clock) versus standard (regular) AM/PM timekeeping
Countries in blue use 12-hour time (AM/PM) for civilian use while utilizing 24-hour time (military time) for military and emergency use.

Military Time Chart with Time Zone Name

The military time conversion chart below lists the standard 12-hour time format next to the 24-hour time format. This is followed by military time, UTC offset (military time zone), military time zone name, and the time zone letter code.

The military time presented in this chart uses the time zone letter code affixed to the end of the time. This is simply to denote the time zone in which the time is referenced. The letter corresponds to the first letter of the time zone name. Read more about military time zones here.

12 HR Standard 24 HR Time Military Time UTC Offset Time Zone Name Zone Code
12:00 A.M. 0:00 0000Z UTC ±0 Zulu Z
01:00 A.M. 1:00 0100A UTC +1 Alpha A
02:00 A.M. 2:00 0200B UTC +2 Bravo B
03:00 A.M. 3:00 0300C UTC +3 Charlie C
04:00 A.M. 4:00 0400D UTC +4 Delta D
05:00 A.M. 5:00 0500E UTC +5 Echo E
06:00 A.M. 6:00 0600F UTC +6 Foxtrot F
07:00 A.M. 7:00 0700G UTC +7 Golf G
08:00 A.M. 8:00 0800H UTC +8 Hotel H
09:00 A.M. 9:00 0900I UTC +9 India I
10:00 A.M. 10:00 1000K UTC +10 Kilo K
11:00 A.M. 11:00 1100L UTC +11 Lima L
12:00 P.M. 12:00 1200M UTC +12 Mike M
01:00 P.M. 13:00 1300X UTC -11 X-ray X
02:00 P.M. 14:00 1400W UTC -10 Whiskey W
03:00 P.M. 15:00 1500V UTC -9 Victor V
04:00 P.M. 16:00 1600U UTC -8 Uniform U
05:00 P.M. 17:00 1700T UTC -7 Tango T
06:00 P.M. 18:00 1800S UTC -6 Sierra S
07:00 P.M. 19:00 1900R UTC -5 Romeo R
08:00 P.M. 20:00 2000Q UTC -4 Quebec Q
09:00 P.M. 21:00 2100P UTC -3 Papa P
10:00 P.M. 22:00 2200O UTC -2 Oscar O
11:00 P.M. 23:00 2300N UTC -1 November N
12:00 P.M. 12:00 1200Y UTC -12 Yankee Y

Having trouble viewing this military time chart on your mobile device? View a PDF of the military time chart with zones here.

What Exactly is Military Time?

This system is used to convey accurate time across time all zones, countries, and languages. Military time turns all time calculations into a four-digit number and removes the need for the AM or PM suffix. It is used most famously by the military in the United States, but it has also been adopted by many other agencies and services. Examples include emergency response teams, hospitals, aviation, navigation, and anywhere else where time confusion can have a serious or negative impact.

The probability of miscommunication with the AM/PM timekeeping system has led to the importance of military time (24-hour clock) with organizations that rely on accurately communicating and tracking time.

How to Understand a 24-hour Chart?

A military time chart is designed to offer an easy method for finding the link between standard time measurement and military time (or the standard 12-hour time system and the military’s 24-hour time system). The military time converter chart above is a simple conversion table with standard time on the left column and its corresponding military time on the right. In most cases, it should be presented without the colon separator between minutes and hours. As such, it is not present in the military time chart above.

If you want to convert military time to 24-hour timekeeping, then you would simply add the colon between the middle two numbers (ex. 1834 to 18:34). Military time can also be known as army time, navy time, marine time, and even air force time.