What is 1530 Military Time?

Convert 1530 military time into standard (regular) AM/PM format.

1530 = 3:30 PM

1530 = 3:30 PM using regular (standard) 12-hour AM/PM notation.

1530 Military Time is 3:30PMWhat time is 1530 military time? 3:30 PM on the standard 12-hour clock. But, we imagine that there are a few of you that also want to know WHY or HOW to do this calculation yourself for future reference. We can help make you better at converting military time. Below you will find a step-by-step guide for how to handle military time conversion in your head.

Converting military time is easiest to learn if you separate the day in the time BEFORE NOON and the time AFTERNOON. Once standard time reaches 12:00 PM (1200 military time) it becomes a little more difficult to translate into military time. That being said, if it is 1530 military time or “fifteen thirty hundred hours”, simply subtract 1200, add a colon between the hours and minutes, and attach a PM to the end. You add a PM to the end of any military time 1200 or greater. You can find a simple reference for 1530 below and additional information for each minute from 1500 – 1559 military time through an easy to read chart.

Military Time (24-Hour Clock) 12-Hour Regular Time
1530 3:30 PM

Converting 1530 Military Time into Regular/Standard Time

Converting 1530 from 24-hour military time to 12-hour time is easy!

  1. A great tip to commit to memory: Anytime you wish to convert military time to standard time that is after 1 PM(noon or 1300), simply subtract 1200, add a colon in between the hours and minutes, and add a PM after it.
  2. In our case it is, so we would add a colon between the hours and minutes, add a PM to the end, and subtract 12 hours from the time.
  3. First, we would take would 1530 military time, then add a colon between the hours (15) and minutes (30) leaving 15:30.
  4. 1530 military time + add a colon “:” between the hours (15) and minutes (30) minutes + 12 hours to the time + add PM to the end = 3:30 PM


If you were considering a conversion for 330 instead, the converted standard time would be 3:30 AM.

How to Say 1530 (3:30 PM) in Military Time

You can say as: “Fifteen Thirty hours.”


Military Time to Standard/Regular Time Conversion Tool

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

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


1530 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

Standard Time vs Military Time(AM/PM)?

Military time and regular time are two different ways of expressing the same thing – the passage of hours. Military time is similar to the 24-hour clock, which counts from 0000 (or “zero hundred”) to 2359 (or “twenty-three fifty-nine”). Regular time is the 12-hour clock, which counts from 12am to 11:59pm. The biggest difference between military and regular time is that regular time uses two periods of twelve hours for one day whereas military time uses a period of twenty four hours for one day. This means that in military time, 1:00am regular time would be expressed as 0100. Alternatively, 1:00pm would be expressed as 1300 military time. Military time can be helpful when talking about an event or activity that will take place at a specific hour, since it eliminates any confusion between morning and afternoon time values. This is why military time is preferred for emergency services, military, and any other industry which demands accuracy from its communication of time.

We hope that not only do you now know what time it is, but you also 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 military time chart on the fly. This site has a wide array of resources to help you to learn, pronounce, read, convert, and tell military time. We hope you found it helpful!