Does The Military Really Have An "Alphabet"?

  1. jabelufiroz profile image71
    jabelufirozposted 4 years ago

    Does The Military Really Have An "Alphabet"?

  2. TheRaptorClaw profile image59
    TheRaptorClawposted 4 years ago

    A Alpha
    B Bravo
    C Charlie
    D Delta
    E Echo
    F Foxtrot
    G Golf
    H Hotel
    I India
    J Juliet
    K Kilo
    L Lima
    M Mike
    N November
    O Oscar
    P Papa
    Q Quebec
    R Romeo
    S Sierra
    T Tango
    U Uniform
    V Victor
    W Whiskey
    X X-Ray
    Y Yankee
    Z Zulu

  3. Rob McKelvie profile image75
    Rob McKelvieposted 4 years ago

    Yes. The named (spelling) alphabet was developed to avoid mistakes in radio communication because in spoken language some letters are easily confused when spelling a word or a map coordinate, for example. ("I thought you said 'c'." "No, I said 'e'.")

    The American military phonetic alphabet originally began with Able, Baker, Charlie, but when NATO was formed a different phonetic alphabet was created that all NATO nations could understand (but still in English). This is still in use today - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, etc., as spelled out by RaptorClaw. That's the NATO alphabet and the American military has used it for over 50 years now.