Assistant Secretary of the Navy James "Hondo" Guerts has pulled Capt. Ron Rutan from his role as Ford program manager.
The carrier has been operating in the Eastern Pacific and was in the vicinity of Pearl Harbor at the time.
The carrier has been operating in the Eastern Pacific.
"The patch in question was inappropriate and not consistent with uniform regulations," a Navy spokeswoman said.
"The Navy, as an institution, has a moral obligation to know. And, it should act."
Navy Secretary Braithwaite briefed reporters on the outcome of a months-long investigation into the Roosevelt's outbreak.
The Navy's newest aircraft carrier could soon pass the halfway point in getting its weapons elevators up and running.
The overhaul, known as a scheduled “docking planned incremental availability,” is expected to cost hundreds of millions.
An F-A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the carrier Theodore Roosevelt took a swim in the Philippine Sea.
The 13-week Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor course recently graduated its first pilots in the F-35 carrier variant.