Passing of Commodore (Ret’d) Eric Lerhe

By Timothy Choi, 25 November 2022

It is with regret that I share this news of the recent passing of Commodore Eric Lerhe. Those who have been involved in the Canadian naval and maritime space would know the name well, as Eric was a prolific author on issues close to CNR's heart. He has published numerous articles within the pages of this and other publications, playing a key role in sustaining Canadian discourses on naval affairs. Fair winds and following seas, Commodore. You will be missed dearly.

Commodore Lerhe's obiturary can be found here:

A list of articles he's authored for CNR can be found below:

  • Lerhe, Eric, "Future Canadian Security Challenges and Some Responses," Volume 5, No. 4 (Winter 2010): 11-17.
  • Lerhe, Eric, "A Response to Luciano" [Making Waves], Volume 6, No. 4 (Winter 2011): 32-33.
  • Lerhe, Eric, "Time for a Canadian Pacific Pivot?" [Editorial], Volume 9, No. 2 (Summer 2013): 2-4.
  • Lerhe, Eric, “Recapitalizing the Fleet” [Editorial], Volume 12, No. 4 (Winter 2017): 2-3.
  • Lerhe, Eric, "The Impeccable Affair: China’s New Twist to the Law of the Sea Convention" [Making Waves], Volume 5, No. 1 (Spring 2009): 30-31.
  • Lerhe, Eric, "The Need for Balanced Capabilities" [Editorial], Volume 3, No. 1 (Spring 2007): 2-3.
  • Lerhe, Eric, "Taking Joint Capability Seriously," Volume 1, No. 2 (Summer 2005): 9-14.
  • Lerhe, Eric, "Comment on Dave Mugridge’s ‘Cheap and Nasty’" [Making Waves], Volume 7, No. 1 (Spring 2011): 40-41.
  • Lerhe, Eric, “Is There a ‘Made in Canada’ Premium for Building Warships?” [Making Waves], Volume 12, No. 1 (Spring 2016): 31-35.
  • Lerhe, Eric, “Comments on ‘Canada’s Submarines are Sunk Costs’ by Michael Byers” [Making Waves], Volume 13, No. 1 (Spring 2017): 19-22.

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