Military Time Converter
This online Military Time Converter helps you convert regular time to military time or the opposite, military time to normal time. It is a tool designed to be simple and intuitive to help users make these conversions easily and much more quickly than if they had to consult a chart.
The Military Time Converter automatically converts the time inserted into a format with which you may be more familiar.
For example, if you are watching the news or a war movie and you are having trouble understanding the times people are referring to, all you need to do is type in the numbers you have heard and our converter will immediately enlighten you.
How to use this Military Time Converter
This online Military Time Converter is free and intuitive to use. If you want to convert regular time to military time, just type in the time, select if it is A.M. or P.M., and press “Convert”. On the results box, you will then see the conversion times to the AM/PM, the 24-hour, and the military formats.
If you are looking to convert a 24-hour time to the military one instead, go to the settings on the top right corner of the screen.
To convert military time to regular time, the procedure is the same. Use the second converter on this page to type in the military time and press “convert”. Our online converter will immediately retrieve the conversion in the 24-hour and AM/PM formats.
What is military time?
Military time is a 24-hour time format used in the United States. Unlike the regular 24-hour format used in other parts of the world, it has no hours and minutes separator. Instead, it uses four digits in which the first two represent the hours and the remaining ones the minutes.
For example, 6:30 A.M. would be 0630 in military time, with the 06 representing the hours and the 30 the minutes.
Military time always starts at 0000 (12 A.M.) and ends at 2359 (11:59 P.M.). It also follows specific spelling rules. The hours are always read as ‘hundred’. For instance, 2000 (8 P.M.) reads as “twenty hundred”, and 0500 (5 A.M.) as “zero/oh five hundred”. When there are minutes, the numbers are spelled out individually, including the zeros. For example, 0545 (5:45 A.M) is “zero/oh-five-four-five”. However, in more casual contexts the minutes can also be read as a full number: “zero/oh five forty-five”.
Military time is mostly employed in professions and contexts that require time precision. For example, it is used by the military (thus the name), medical personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and in any type of emergency services. It is also used by meteorologists, astronomists, and even in the promotion of events or TV shows when the promoters want to be specific about the time.
Military Time Chart
For a quick overview of the time conversion between military time and regular time, please refer to the following military time chart.
|Regular Time||Military Time||Regular Time||Military Time|
|1:00 a.m.||0100||1:00 p.m.||1300|
|2:00 a.m.||0200||2:00 p.m.||1400|
|3:00 a.m.||0300||3:00 p.m.||1500|
|4:00 a.m.||0400||4:00 p.m.||1600|
|5:00 a.m.||0500||5:00 p.m.||1700|
|6:00 a.m.||0600||6:00 p.m.||1800|
|7:00 a.m.||0700||7:00 p.m.||1900|
|8:00 a.m.||0800||8:00 p.m.||2000|
|9:00 a.m.||0900||9:00 p.m.||2100|
|10:00 a.m.||1000||10:00 p.m.||2200|
|11:00 a.m.||1100||11:00 p.m.||2300|