Decoding Military Time

By on October 12, 2012

Commentary:  While it may be a  common thing to know for most of you, i thought it important to include anyone who wasn’t brought up in the military to know how to decode what it means when some one tells you that the meeting is at 1400, or to take lunch at 1330.

Having not served in the Armed Forces, I was always thrown for a loop whenever someone would randomly bust out military time. I didn’t have problems with morning times — those are easy to figure out. 0800. Yeah, I got it. 8:00am. It was when someone gave me a time that was in the afternoon or evening that I had trouble. I knew I had to add or subtract 12 to convert military time to standard time, I just never knew which one was the correct option in that moment. Consequently, I would stand there in silence, furrowing my [...]

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