Brigadier General Linda K. McTague was the Deputy Commanding General - Air, Joint Force Headquarters, District of Columbia National Guard, Washington, District of Columbia. She was responsible for the command and control and operational readiness of the headquarters element, 121st Weather Flight, Detachment 1, and 113th Wing which provides expeditionary combat forces, homeland air sovereignty, and world-wide transport in F-16 (Air Combat Command) fighter and C-38/C-40 airlift (Air Mobility Command) aircraft. General McTague also served as the Commander of the Joint Task Force - District of Columbia.
General McTague was commissioned through Officer Training School after completing both a Master of Science degree in Adult Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Florida International University, Miami, Florida. Upon graduation from pilot training, her flying assignments included a special duty assignment to the United States Air Force Academy as a motor-glider and sailplane instructor and pilot for the Wings of Blue Air Force Parachute Team. In 1988, she joined the District of Columbia Air National Guard, where she commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels. She also filled a special tour of duty as the Acting Vice Commander, Air Mobility Operations Control Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany and served as the Air National Guard advisor to the Director of Operations, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Prior to this assignment, she was the Commander, 113th Wing.