What is 1500 Military Time?

Convert 1500 military time into standard (regular) AM/PM format.

1500 = 3:00 PM

1500 = 3:00 PM using regular (standard) 12-hour AM/PM notation.

What is 1500 Military Time - 3 PM Standard RegularWhat time is 1500 military time? 3:00 PM on the standard 12-hour clock. Pronounced “Fifteen Hundred”, 1500 to 3:00 PM standard time can seem confusing. Once time gets above 1200 it can be difficult to understand the conversion to regular time. If it is 1500 military time or “fifteen hundred hours”, simply subtract 1200, add a colon between the hours and minutes, and attach a PM to the end. You add PM to the end of any military time 1200 or greater. You can find a simple reference for 1500 military time below and additional information for each minute from 1500 – 1559 military time through an easy-to-read chart.

Military Time 1500 Reference Chart

Military Time (24-Hour Clock) 12-Hour Regular Time
1500 3:00 PM

Converting 1500 Military Time into Regular/Standard Time

A great tip to commit to memory: Anytime you wish to convert military time to standard time that is after 12 PM(noon or 1200), simply subtract 1200, add a colon in between the hours and minutes, and add a PM after it.

Step 1.  1500 – 1200 = 300

Step 2.  300 + : = 3:00

Step 3.  3:00 + PM = 3:00PM

ANSWER: What is 1500 Military Time? 3:00 PM



If you were considering a conversion for 300 instead, the converted standard time would be 3:00 AM.

How to Say 1500 (3:00 PM) in Military Time

You can say as: “Fifteen Hundred hours.”


Military Time to Standard / Regular Time Converter Tool

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1500 Military Time Conversion Chart

12 Hour Clock Military Time How to Say
03:00 PM 1500 Fifteen Hundred
03:01 PM 1501 Fifteen Zero One
03:02 PM 1502 Fifteen Zero Two
03:03 PM 1503 Fifteen Zero Three
03:04 PM 1504 Fifteen Zero Four
03:05 PM 1505 Fifteen Zero Five
03:06 PM 1506 Fifteen Zero Six
03:07 PM 1507 Fifteen Zero Seven
03:08 PM 1508 Fifteen Zero Eight
03:09 PM 1509 Fifteen Zero Nine
03:10 PM 1510 Fifteen Ten
03:11 PM 1511 Fifteen Eleven
03:12 PM 1512 Fifteen Twelve
03:13 PM 1513 Fifteen Thirteen
03:14 PM 1514 Fifteen Fourteen
03:15 PM 1515 Fifteen Fifteen
03:16 PM 1516 Fifteen Sixteen
03:17 PM 1517 Fifteen Seventeen
03:18 PM 1518 Fifteen Eighteen
03:19 PM 1519 Fifteen Nineteen
03:20 PM 1520 Fifteen Twenty
03:21 PM 1521 Fifteen Twenty-One
03:22 PM 1522 Fifteen Twenty-Two
03:23 PM 1523 Fifteen Twenty-Three
03:24 PM 1524 Fifteen Twenty-Four
03:25 PM 1525 Fifteen Twenty-Five
03:26 PM 1526 Fifteen Twenty-Six
03:27 PM 1527 Fifteen Twenty-Seven
03:28 PM 1528 Fifteen Twenty-Eight
03:29 PM 1529 Fifteen Twenty-Nine
03:30 PM 1530 Fifteen Thirty
03:31 PM 1531 Fifteen Thirty-One
03:32 PM 1532 Fifteen Thirty-Two
03:33 PM 1533 Fifteen Thirty-Three
03:34 PM 1534 Fifteen Thirty-Four
03:35 PM 1535 Fifteen Thirty-Five
03:36 PM 1536 Fifteen Thirty-Six
03:37 PM 1537 Fifteen Thirty-Seven
03:38 PM 1538 Fifteen Thirty-Eight
03:39 PM 1539 Fifteen Thirty-Nine
03:40 PM 1540 Fifteen Forty
03:41 PM 1541 Fifteen Forty-One
03:42 PM 1542 Fifteen Forty-Two
03:43 PM 1543 Fifteen Forty-Three
03:44 PM 1544 Fifteen Forty-Four
03:45 PM 1545 Fifteen Forty-Five
03:46 PM 1546 Fifteen Forty-Six
03:47 PM 1547 Fifteen Forty-Seven
03:48 PM 1548 Fifteen Forty-Eight
03:49 PM 1549 Fifteen Forty-Nine
03:50 PM 1550 Fifteen Fifty
03:51 PM 1551 Fifteen Fifty-One
03:52 PM 1552 Fifteen Fifty-Two
03:53 PM 1553 Fifteen Fifty-Three
03:54 PM 1554 Fifteen Fifty-Four
03:55 PM 1555 Fifteen Fifty-Five
03:56 PM 1556 Fifteen Fifty-Six
03:57 PM 1557 Fifteen Fifty-Seven
03:58 PM 1558 Fifteen Fifty-Eight
03:59 PM 1559 Fifteen Fifty-Nine

What Is Military Time?

Military time, or 24-hour time, is a system of telling time that is commonly used by the military, emergency services (such as police and fire departments), hospitals, transportation services, and other organizations. In this system, the day starts at midnight and continues until 24:00 (midnight) the next day. The hours are numbered from 0 to 23 instead of 1 to 12 (12 hour time) and minutes are always two digits. For example, instead of 7:30 am, it would be 0730 hours or seven thirty hours. This is helpful when dealing with different time zones across the world or when more precise timing is necessary for certain situations. Additionally, it helps to avoid confusion between AM and PM because there is only one format for writing time.

How Is Military Time Written?

The military time format is written using a 24-hour clock. Unlike the standard 12-hour clock, which uses AM and PM to denote morning and afternoon hours, military time does not include any symbols or punctuation. For example, 1:00 PM would be written as 1300 in military time. The hours are numbered from 0001 to 2400 and each hour is divided into 60 minutes. For example, 3:30 PM would be written as 1530 in military time. This type of timekeeping system is used by the armed forces and other organizations that require precise timing measurements such as transportation, broadcasting, astronomy, and meteorology. It is also sometimes used by hospitals and emergency services to avoid confusion when recording times on documents or log entries.

The Hour, Minute, and Second

So, you know what time it is. But, do you know why? For a full breakdown of how to learn military time take a look at our military time guide. If you want to convert another military time or a standard AM/PM time back to military time you can do so using our tool to convert military time on the fly. This site has a wide array of resources to help you to learn, pronounce, read, convert, and tell military time.