During the deployment, the strike group -- which entered the South China Sea on Sunday -- has traveled the Indo-Pacific region, working with allies from South Korea, Japan, Australia, India and Malaysia, he said.
"We look forward to continuing to sail together with all those that embrace our collective vision of security and stability in one of the most important regions in the world," Verissimo said.
The TRCSG consists of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Russell, Carrier Air Wing 11 and Destroyer Squadron 23.
The strike group is slated to conduct fixed and rotary-wing flight operations, maritime strike exercises, anti-submarine operations, coordinated tactical training and other activities while deployed in the area.
Last week, the TRSCSG participated in a joint maritime exercise in the Indian Ocean with the Indian navy's frigate Shivalik and P-8 surveillance plane, as well as India's Russian-designed Su-30MKI fighter planes.