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 traditionally notated but this was added for conversion purposes so you could track real-time including hours, minutes, and seconds. The top time clock notates military time and the bottom clock notates standard time (the traditional AM/PM 12 hour timekeeping system). This tool was created to make it very simple to tell military time while comparing it to standard time.
Military Time Right Now
The “military time right now” tool below pulls your local time from your smartphone, tablet, or desktop and converts it into military time (24 hour timekeeping) system. You can change the time on your device and refresh the page and the military time will update automagically! Short of learning to convert current military time right now, this is the fastest tool available to check when needed. Be sure to save this page to your favorites!
Current Military Time is:
Current Standard Time is:
Military Time Analog Clock
*These real-time clocks use the time information on your device to determine the current time.
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Military Time Clock and Time Zones
You can refer to the sidebar (to the right on a tablet or pc, to the bottom on mobile), to get a reference of the current UTC or mean time. You can use the military time zone chart to compare your time zone offset to UTC, which is the basis for all military time.
If you wish to write out military time, you should remove the colon and the seconds as mentioned above. You can always use the handy Military Time Converter for quick calculations for other military times.
The Military time clock does not use AM or PM and is always expressed in 4 digits even if the first digit is a zero. See more about how to read/write military time.
Why is the Military Time Clock Important?
Military time is important primarily due to the ease of communication it provides. Unlike standard AM/PM time, military time does not create confusion as frequently as timekeeping that requires an AM or PM notation. Have you ever set an alarm for 7 PM instead of 7 AM? If you have not, then you are lucky.
Military time relies on a timekeeping system that removes any chance of human error when notating time, which is why it is favored by the military, first responders, and other emergency and government services. Interestingly, the 24-hour timekeeping system that people in the United States call “military time” is actually the preferred method for timekeeping in most parts of the world including Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Who Uses A Military Time Clock?
The military time clock is an essential tool for a variety of different industries and organizations. From hospitals to factories and beyond, a military time clock helps organizations keep track of time and monitor their employees’ schedules.
There are several reasons why organizations choose to use military time clocks. One of the main benefits is the elimination of confusion that can arise when using the 12-hour clock system. In the 24-hour system, there is no ambiguity as to whether it is AM or PM, which makes scheduling and time tracking much easier.
Additionally, a military time clock adds accuracy, consistency, efficiency, and productivity to their processes and projects.
Healthcare organizations such as hospitals and clinics are among the most frequent users of military time clocks. This is because they need to track time accurately and consistently in order to provide the best possible care to their patients.
Manufacturing facilities also frequently use military time clocks in order to keep track of production schedules and employee time tracking.
Emergency services such as police departments and fire stations often use military time clocks in order to keep track of their employees’ schedules and ensure that they are able to respond quickly in the event of an emergency.