Things You May Have Never Learned About the Military Alphabet and How it’s Useful in the Civilian World

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By Jim Campbell

August 24th, 2021

Military Alphabet – For Precise Military Communication

Communication would be so much easier over the phone particularly with people who want to help us and the English they know isa second language.

When said technician tries to use single letters of the alphabet that is where miscommunication begins.

Make it a job requirement to learn the military alphabet for jobs that require interacting with people internationally.

For Precise Military Communication

Military Alphabet

Military Alphabet

Have you ever watched a war film and wondered, “What’s a Foxtrot? Who is Charlie? Did someone say Tango?”

These unusual words belong to a powerful code language known as the Military Alphabet. Servicemen and women use this language to improve clarity of communication, and sometimes as a form of slang.

The military alphabet, officially the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, consists of 26 code words. Each represents one letter of the…

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