Mrs. McCaul has a Master's Degree in oceanography and geology. She attended the University of Miami (B.S.) and Texas A&M University (M.S.). She worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence and tracked Soviet submarines all over the world. She also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency on biological warfare issues. She helped the Army obtain environmental permits to destroy the chemical weapons stockpiled in the U.S. Linda is the daughter of Peggy and Lowry Mays. She is married to Congressman Michael McCaul, who is serving his 6th term in the U.S. Congress and is Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. They have five children and reside in Austin, Texas. Linda is on the Board of Visitors at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she chairs the Advisory Committee for the Children's Cancer Hospital. Linda also serves on the Austin Greater Crime Commission Board and the Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation Board. Linda and her 4 daughters are active members of the National Charity League. She is also a member of the U.S. Congressional Club.