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CWO3 Dave Alcantara
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Easiest way to spell out a word if you want the receiver to get it right. an E sounds like a g, p or t.

But it can be confusing to US police, they use a different phonetic alphabet.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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They do mostly get it though, I've found
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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Not all US Police use a different one unless it the older one, ie, Abel, Baker, Charles, Easy etc. ad opposed to the Current, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo etc. The civilian Polcie Department I wa son used the current post WWII version NOT the old one.
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SGT Herbert Bollum
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I have had many times when I called 9-1-1 to report an accident I witnessed and when they ask if I can relay the plate numbers for the vehicles I always use the phonetic alphabet from the start and they never have to ask for me to repeat.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
2 mo
I've found the same to be true. I also use it when I am trying to relay names for other reasons on the phone.
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SFC Combat Engineer
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Nice article, thanks ma'am.
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