Military Time Chart
Here you can find an easy to use printable military time chart. With this chart is quite easy to convert military time to standard time and visa versa.
|Military Time||Standard Time|
|0000 / 2400 hours||12 AM / Midnight|
|1200 hours||12 PM / Noon|
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In the table above you can see two columns which you may use in the following manner:
- In the first column you can see military time from 0000 hours to 2300 hours.
- In the second colum the military time converts to standard time from 12 AM to 23:00.
What is military time?
Military time is a popular expression of the 24-hour clock convention. This convention divides one day in 24 hours and describes that one day starts at 0000 hours and progresses with each hour until it is ending at 2300 hours or starts at 0000 hours again.
This system of telling time is used in most countries and there’s even an international standard for this convention from the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) under ISO 8601.
In the United States, Canada and some other counties many people refer to the 24-hour clock as military time. This method of telling time is not only used by the military but also by police, medical specialists, fire fighters and others.
The most important differences between military time and regular time are that military time does not require AM or PM, and military time is using the numbers 0 to 23 to express the hours while regular time uses 1 to 12. For expressing the time in minutes there is no difference between the military time and regular time method.
Military time conversion
Military time conversion stands for the conversion of military time to standard time or regular time.
The reason to convert military time is because military time notation is different than regular time notation.
Military time notation does not make use of ‘PM’, ‘AM’ or even the ‘:’-sign, it counts the hours of the 24 hour clock from 0000 to 2300.
In this way, when people ask each other about what time it is, there is no room for misinterpretation or misunderstanding.
Regular time however has different notations for daytime and nighttime and therefore leaves room for interpretation, so military time conversion is needed.
Military time conversion chart PDF
For ease of use you can download our military time conversion chart PDF here.
Military time converter
If you’d like to use a handy calculator we recommend this military time converter for your convenience. With this handy tool you can easily convert from standard time to military time and visa versa.
However it is more fun to calculate military time by yourself instead of using a military time conversion calculator. If you’d like to learn how to do this, please read on.
How do you convert standard time to military time?
When you want to convert standard time to military time, or visa versa, you’ll have to know that there are a set of different rules for converting hours and minutes.
Convert hours to military time
To convert hours from standard time to military time you’ll be using the 24 hour clock and leave any notation of ‘PM’, ‘AM’ or the “:”-sign.
- Example 1: If you want to convert 1:00 PM standard time to military time, you can add up 12 hours which makes 1300 in military time.
- Example 2: If you want to convert 3:00 PM standard time to military time, you can add up 12 hours which makes 1500 in military time.
- Example 3: If you want to convert 9:00 AM standard time to military time, you don’t add up 12 hours (because it’s not noon yet) which makes 0900 in military time.
Military time conversion minutes
Military time conversion for minutes to standard time works by multiplying by 60.
- Example 1:if you want to convert 0.05 military time minutes to standard minutes, you multiply 0.05 by 60 which is 3 minutes.
To convert minutes from standard time to military time you can do so by dividing the standard time in minutes by 60.
- Example 1: If you want to convert 30 minutes standard time to military time in minutes, you divide 30 by 60 which is 0.50 (30/60=0.5)
- Example 2: If you want to convert 20 minutes standard time to military time in minutes, you divide 20 by 60 which is 0.33 (20/60=0.33).
- Example 3: If you want to convert 15 minutes standard time to military time in minutes, you divide 15 by 60 which is 0.25 (15/60=0.25)
Convert hours and minutes to military time
So, how does converting hours and minutes from standard time to military time come all together? Let’s take a look at the following examples.
- Example 1: If you have worked 8 hours and 20 minutes and you’d like to fill in your payroll chart, you only need to convert the 20 minutes. So, that is 20/60=0.33 military minutes + 8 hours = 8.33 on your payroll chart.
- Example 2: If the standard time is 3:46 PM and you’d like to convert it to military time, you add-up 12 hours first, and then you divide the minutes by 60. So that is 3+12=15, and 46/60=0.77 which is 1577 in military time.
Convert military time to standard time
If you’d like to convert military time to standard time you’ll have to calculate the opposite from what we’ve learned in above paragraphs. You may apply the following rules:
Convert military time to hours
- Example 1: If you want to convert 1500 military time to standard time, you can deduct 12 hours which makes 3:00 PM in standard time.
- Example 2: If you want to convert 0900 military time tp standard time, you don’t deduct 12 hours (because it’s not noon yet) which makes 0900 in military time.
Convert military time to minutes
To convert minutes from military time format to standard time format you can do so by multiplying the minutes by 60.
- Example 1: If you want to convert 0.50 minutes military time to standard time in minutes, you multiply 0.50 by 60 which is 30 (0.50×60=30).
- Example 2: If you want to convert 0.33 minutes military time to standard time in minutes, you multiply 0.33 by 60 which is 20 (0.33×60=20).
Convert military time to standard time
Since we know now how to convert hours and minutes in military time format to standard time format separately, we can convert military time to standard time as a whole now. Please consider these examples:
- Example 1: If you’d like to convert the time you’ve worked, i.e. 9.75 hours from military time format to standard time format, you only need to convert the minutes by multiplying by 60. That is, 0.75 x 60 = 45 minutes + 9 = 9.45 hours.
- Example 2: If the military time is 1550 and you’d like to convert from military time to standard time, you deduct 12 hours first, and then you multiply the minutes by 60. So that is 15-12=3, and 0.50×60= 30 which is 3:30 PM in standard time.
Military time chart for minutes
Miltary time for minutes is a bit confusing. First of all, military time and regular time use the same number of minutes. For example: 13:05 in regular time would convert to 1305 hours or 2:05 PM.
On the other hand, sometimes one has got to convert time to decimal hours in the military.
However, converting military time to decimal hours and minutes is also quite easy to accomplish. You can do it by yourself if you want to do military time conversion for payroll.
If you had, for example, a working day of 9 hours and 45 minutes standard time you can easily convert the hours and minutes to 9.75 military time as you can see in the table below.
To calculate it for yourself, take the minutes in standard time and divide it by 60 to convert to military time minutes.
So, there is no difference between minutes in military time and regular time except when military time has got to be expressed in decimal hours.
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|Standard Time Minutes||Military Time Conversion||Standard Time Minutes||Military Time Conversion|
1700 military time
The correct conversion of 1700 military time does not differ from any other full hours of the day. (As you can see in the military time chart above, the correct notation is 1700 for the military time notation, and 17:00 for the standard time notation).
When you convert full hours military time and full hours standard time the only difference in notation is the “:”-sign. This is becauseHere are some examples:
1400 military time = 14:00 standard time or 2 PM.
1500 military time = 15:00 standard time or 3 PM.
1600 military time = 16:00 standard time or 4 PM.
1700 military time = 17:00 standard time or 5 PM.
1800 military time = 18:00 standard time or 6 PM.
1900 military time = 19:00 standard time or 7 PM.