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 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|
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
Use the tool below to convert military time to standard time or, alternatively, convert standard time to military time quickly and easily!
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.