How to Memorize the Nato Alphabet

Memorize the NATO Alphabet

How to Memorize the NATO Alphabet

I was in the military for 8 years and always had trouble learning the Nato Alphabet. It is also known as the military alphabet or The International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet. If you want to learn how to memorize the NATO Alphabet I think this story method will help you tremendously.

The 26 code words in the spelling alphabet are assigned to the 26 letters of the English alphabet in alphabetical order as listed here: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.

I always had trouble learning this NATO Alphabet until I created this memory story. And then almost instantly it seemed I had memorized the NATO Alphabet.

Watch the 7 minute video to learn the code words and how to memorize the NATO Alphabet. Then test yourself when you look letters whether they are in books or on signs. Test yourself everywhere and practice to get faster and faster saying the code words when you see the letters.

More information on the NATO Alphabet can he found here.

I have used stories like this to remember massive amounts of information in the past such as the United States Constitution or the names of the fallen from the war in Afghanistan.

If you want to memorize something you can link one idea to the next and then remember the story because each item is a brain trigger or memory cue for the next word. In this NATO Alphabet story each part of the story reminds you of the next word. For example, when you say Juliett you know that he luggage weighed a Kilo because it is linked and then you naturally remember that they flew to Lima.

In something like the NATO Alphabet where you have a brain trigger, such as seeing the letter ‘R’ or letter ‘S’ or any other letter you don’t have to worry about anything other than getting the words in your memory. Then when you see the letter it will be a brain trigger and your memory will naturally feed you the code word.

This works for anything similar to the NATO Alphabet. I imagine you could remember every word to a song you knew 15 years ago because each line of the song leads you to the next line. They are linked in your memory.

Linking and seeing images is the language of your memory. If you can find a way to use this memory training tool I think that you will be amazed at all you can learn to recall.

Let’s walk through an example:

Mike, Echo, Mike, Oscar, Romeo, Yankee = memory

Watch the Youtube video above a few time and get the code words in your memory and I think you will have the NATO Alphabet memorized faster than you could ever imagine.

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