MIL Why does the military use different time?

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  1. Kokomo

    Kokomo OT Supporter

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    ? like they say 24hundered hours instead of midnight?
     
  2. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    so that we don't have spend the effort to figure out if it's 6 in the morning or 6 at night. 1800 > 6 o'clock at night.
     
  3. C5Load

    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    when dealing in local and zulu times, and having to quickly and efficiently get messages around, it's just easier to use the 24 hour clock.
     
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    With zulu time, it's so all forces around the world are synchronized, it may be 4pm in Washington, DC but 3am in Afghanistan which would just cause mass confusion when the pentagon is trying to relay orders to a command center in the middle east.
     
  5. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    In addition to the fact that there is no confusion over AM or PM with Zulu time, you also never change for Daylight Savings Time like most civilian time zones. No matter where you are in the world, if everyone is working from Zulu time you never have to wonder if you or someone else is/should be/will be adjusting for daylight savings.
     

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