Military Time Conversion Chart

military time conversion table - how to tell military time

How to read Military Time?

► Use “hundred” instead of “thousand” (2000 is Twenty Hundred Hours)

►When possible, read two digits at a time (2015 is Twenty Fifteen Hours)

►Say Zero instead of Oh (0005 is Zero Zero Zero Five) - read more

►In casual conversations you can drop the “Hours” in the end - read more

Standard Time Military Time Pronunciation
1:00 AM 0100 Zero One Hundred Hours
1:30 AM 0130 Zero One Thirty Hours
2:00 AM 0200 Zero Two Hundred Hours
2:30 AM 0230 Zero Two Thirty Hours
3:00 AM 0300 Zero Three Hundred Hours
3:30 AM 0330 Zero Three Thirty Hours
4:00 AM 0400 Zero Four Hundred Hours
4:30 AM 0430 Zero Four Thirty Hours
5:00 AM 0500 Zero Five Hundred Hours
5:30 AM 0530 Zero Five Thirty Hours
6:00 AM 0600 Zero Six Hundred Hours
6:30 AM 0630 Zero Six Thirty Hours
7:00 AM 0700 Zero Seven Hundred Hours
7:30 AM 0730 Zero Seven Thirty Hours
8:00 AM 0800 Zero Eight Hundred Hours
8:30 AM 0830 Zero Eight Thirty Hours
9:00 AM 0900 Zero Nine Hundred Hours
9:30 AM 0930 Zero Nine Thirty Hours
10:00 AM 1000 Ten Hundred Hours
10:30 AM 1030 Ten Thirty Hours
11:00 AM 1100 Eleven Hundred Hours
11:30 AM 1130 Eleven Thirty Hours
12:00 PM - noon 1200 Twelve Hundred Hours
12:30 PM 1230 Twelve Thirty Hours
1:00 PM 1300 Thirteen Hundred Hours Hours
1:30 PM 1330 Thirteen Thirty Hours
2:00 PM 1400 Fourteen Hundred Hours
2:30 PM 1430 Fourteen Thirty Hours
3:00 PM 1500 Fifteen Hundred Hours
3:30 PM 1530 Fifteen Thirty Hours
4:00 PM 1600 Sixteen Hundred Hours
4:30 PM 1630 Sixteen Thirty Hours
5:00 PM 1700 Seventeen Hundred Hours
5:30 PM 1730 Seventeen Thirty Hours
6:00 PM 1800 Eighteen Hundred Hours
6:30 PM 1830 Eighteen Thirty Hours
7:00 PM 1900 Nineteen Hundred Hours
7:30 PM 1930 Nineteen Thirty Hours
8:00 PM 2000 Twenty Hundred Hours
8:30 PM 2030 Twenty Thirty Hours
9:00 PM 2100 Twenty One Hundred Hours
9:30 PM 2130 Twenty One Thirty Hours
10:00 PM 2200 Twenty Two Hundred Hours
10:30 PM 2230 Twenty Two Thirty Hours
11:00 PM 2300 Twenty Three Hundred Hours
11:30 PM 2330 Twenty Three Thirty Hours
Midnight - 12:00 AM 0000 or 2400 Zero Hundred Hours or Zero Zero Zero Zero
12:30 AM 0030 Zero Zero Thirty Hours

Q: Should I say “hours” after giving time?

A: In formal writing, the word “hours” is always added. However, in conversations, when your meaning is obvious, it’s very typical to drop the “hours”.

In addition, soldiers and members of the Army will usually add the word “hours”. Marines and Coast Guard members will usually drop the “hours”.

Q: Can I say “Oh” instead of Zero?

A: In everyday conversations and in the Movies, you are likely to hear “Oh”s, but military members always say Zero to avoid ambiguity.

PLEASE NOTE: Military time does not have a Colon (:), but 24 hours clocks do!

24 Hour Clock Regular Time   24 Hour Clock Regular Time
01:00 1:00 AM   13:00 1:00 PM
02:00 2:00 AM   14:00 2:00 PM
03:00 3:00 AM   15:00 3:00 PM
04:00 4:00 AM   16:00 4:00 PM
05:00 5:00 AM   17:00 5:00 PM
06:00 6:00 AM   18:00 6:00 PM
07:00 7:00 AM   19:00 7:00 PM
08:00 8:00 AM   20:00 8:00 PM
09:00 9:00 AM   21:00 9:00 PM
10:00 10:00 AM   22:00 10:00 PM
11:00 11:00 AM   23:00 11:00 PM
12:00 Noon   0000 or 24:00 Midnight

Military time is the clock format in which the day lasts from midnight to midnight. At midnight, the hours begin at 00 and go up to 23. This clock format has become the international time standard because it is clear, concise, and unambiguous.

While the clock formats in other countries use a 12-hour format (hh:mm), the military time is a 4-digit number without a break. You can click here to download our simple military time converter.

For a simple, easy to use Military time converter - see our downloadable Excel Military Time Calculator

table with examples of military TIME conversion:
Military time conversion is pretty simple. These examples will make it easy for you to understand how one time format can be converted to the other. Here you can see military time being converted to regular 12-hour format.

0745 7:45 AM
2349 11:49 PM
0018 12:18 AM

excel time sheets that use military time:
All you need to do is enter the information in RED, and Excel will calculate the hours and pay.
NOTE: These timesheet templates require you to enter the hours in an HH MM format.

9:00 (9--colon--00)
17:00 17--colon--00)

download military timeshEets:

The military time notation clearly distinguishes between the beginning and end of the day. However, in the 12-hour format, there is no such distinction.

The military time is similar to the 24-hour clock, except that there is no colon in the military time. It is pronounced as a single number without the distinction between hours and minutes. You can download your timesheets in military clock format (with or without lunch breaks). We also have some more Excel templates. Check them out!

Excel Military Table - Weekly Timesheet

Excel Military Weekly Timesheet Table with Lunch Break

For one-time quick calculation - try our Online AM/PM Time Card Calculator

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