Re: Military date format
- From: Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names <PopUlist349@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:29:38 -0400
On Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:00:37 +0000, Dave Heil <k8mn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 4/18/2011 10 32, Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names wrote:
There appears to be misinformation being spread on alt.politics
concerning the format used by the US military for expressing the date.
Of course, message correspondence used the DTG -- DATE TIME GROUP --
which is another matter entirely. The DTG includes date and time
written as DA (2 DIGITS) HOUR (2 DIGITS) MINUTE (2 DIGITS) Z
(SPACE) MONTH (3 LETTERS) YEAR (2 DIGITS).
1545 HOURS ZULU on 1 JANUARY 1998 would be written as:
011545 Z JAN 98
No, Foghorn, it shouldn't.
It should be written as 011545Z JAN 98 per ACP-127. Sheesh.
When discussing military matters, it's always a good idea to go to the
original source -- regulations -- and don't depend on short, specific
documents that may not address the matter in depth or detail.
The Army is is not the ultimate authority in military or government
communications. Government/military record traffic is generally ACP-127
ZBM-2 [Place a competent operator on this circuit]
That's exactly what I wrote: 011545Z JAN 98
The material posted here may or may not be factual.
The author is following the example set by
Senator Jon Kyl (R, AZ) who was caught citing
false statistics, after which his staff stated
that his comments were "not intended to be factual."
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