What is 1556 Military Time?

Convert 1556 military time into standard (regular) AM/PM format.

1556 = 3:56 PM

1556 = 3:56 PM using regular (standard) 12-hour AM/PM notation.

What time is 1556 military time? 3:56 PM on the standard 12-hour clock. Pronounced “Fifteen Fifty-Six”, It can be challenging to compare 1556 to 3:56 PM standard time. Conversion is addressed fully below. This includes guidance on how to change military time to the 12-hour format as well as the appropriate method to say time values when verbally speaking. You can find a simple reference for 1556 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
1556 3:56 PM

Converting 1556 Military Time into Regular/Standard Time

Converting 1556 from 24-hour military time to 12-hour time is easy!

  1. Identify if the military time is equal to or higher than 1300.
  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 1556 military time, then add a colon between the hours (15) and minutes (56) leaving 15:56.
  4. 1556 military time + add a colon “:” between the hours (15) and minutes (56) minutes + 12 hours to the time + add PM to the end = 3:56 PM

Extra If you were considering a conversion for 356 instead, the converted standard time would be 3:56 AM.

How to Say 1556 (3:56 PM) in Military Time

You can say as: “Fifteen Fifty-Six 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.


1556 Military Time Conversion Chart

12 Hour ClockMilitary TimeHow to Say
03:00 PM1500Fifteen Hundred
03:01 PM1501Fifteen Zero One
03:02 PM1502Fifteen Zero Two
03:03 PM1503Fifteen Zero Three
03:04 PM1504Fifteen Zero Four
03:05 PM1505Fifteen Zero Five
03:06 PM1506Fifteen Zero Six
03:07 PM1507Fifteen Zero Seven
03:08 PM1508Fifteen Zero Eight
03:09 PM1509Fifteen Zero Nine
03:10 PM1510Fifteen Ten
03:11 PM1511Fifteen Eleven
03:12 PM1512Fifteen Twelve
03:13 PM1513Fifteen Thirteen
03:14 PM1514Fifteen Fourteen
03:15 PM1515Fifteen Fifteen
03:16 PM1516Fifteen Sixteen
03:17 PM1517Fifteen Seventeen
03:18 PM1518Fifteen Eighteen
03:19 PM1519Fifteen Nineteen
03:20 PM1520Fifteen Twenty
03:21 PM1521Fifteen Twenty-One
03:22 PM1522Fifteen Twenty-Two
03:23 PM1523Fifteen Twenty-Three
03:24 PM1524Fifteen Twenty-Four
03:25 PM1525Fifteen Twenty-Five
03:26 PM1526Fifteen Twenty-Six
03:27 PM1527Fifteen Twenty-Seven
03:28 PM1528Fifteen Twenty-Eight
03:29 PM1529Fifteen Twenty-Nine
03:30 PM1530Fifteen Thirty
03:31 PM1531Fifteen Thirty-One
03:32 PM1532Fifteen Thirty-Two
03:33 PM1533Fifteen Thirty-Three
03:34 PM1534Fifteen Thirty-Four
03:35 PM1535Fifteen Thirty-Five
03:36 PM1536Fifteen Thirty-Six
03:37 PM1537Fifteen Thirty-Seven
03:38 PM1538Fifteen Thirty-Eight
03:39 PM1539Fifteen Thirty-Nine
03:40 PM1540Fifteen Forty
03:41 PM1541Fifteen Forty-One
03:42 PM1542Fifteen Forty-Two
03:43 PM1543Fifteen Forty-Three
03:44 PM1544Fifteen Forty-Four
03:45 PM1545Fifteen Forty-Five
03:46 PM1546Fifteen Forty-Six
03:47 PM1547Fifteen Forty-Seven
03:48 PM1548Fifteen Forty-Eight
03:49 PM1549Fifteen Forty-Nine
03:50 PM1550Fifteen Fifty
03:51 PM1551Fifteen Fifty-One
03:52 PM1552Fifteen Fifty-Two
03:53 PM1553Fifteen Fifty-Three
03:54 PM1554Fifteen Fifty-Four
03:55 PM1555Fifteen Fifty-Five
03:56 PM1556Fifteen Fifty-Six
03:57 PM1557Fifteen Fifty-Seven
03:58 PM1558Fifteen Fifty-Eight
03:59 PM1559Fifteen 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.