Definition/Scope: (FM 3-0) Nested concepts is a planning technique to achieve unity of purpose whereby each succeeding echelon's concept of operations is embedded in the other. When developing the concept of operations, commanders ensure their concept is nested within that of their higher headquarters. They also ensure subordinate unit missions are unified by task and purpose to accomplish the mission. A way for the commander and staff to understand their organization's contribution to the higher headquarters concept is to develop a nesting diagram.
Narrower Terms:course of action
Related Terms:decisive operation