To avoid all potential confusion, the US Military has assigned a word to each letter in the alphabet. This goes a long way in ensuring that nothing is lost in translation due to a misunderstanding.
Below is the Military alphabet:
With the Military alphabet in mind, let’s have a bit of a lesson. If you were using this alphabet to spell out the word “Navy” you would say the following:
November, Alpha, Victor, Yankee.
As you can see, the first letter corresponds with the word that you are spelling.
In addition to the alphabet, the Military has come up with the same system for numbers.
Before enlisting in the US Military, do yourself a favor and become familiar with the above alphabet and numerical system. You will be required to use this alphabet upon enlisting, so you might as well become familiar with it as soon as possible.
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March 20th, 2012 at 12:46 pm 0 0
Never knew that I would need to know the military alphabet. Do they still use it?
March 4th, 2016 at 11:08 am 0 0
Nice job my friends, my wife brought up the new movie Wiskey Tango Foxtrot and was asking me about the phonic alphabet which I still use all the time and believe it or not I questioned myself about the U – Uniform, so I got out the old phone and look it up. Also it was nice you included the Numbers which most people don’t know about them unless they were in the signal corps and yes you might have guessed that!!! I was O5C!!!