Grew up in Novato, California. Educated West Point. US Army officer.
From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Cagle served as the Deputy Project Manager for Kelsey-Seybold Clinics, practicing as an occupational physician at the NASA-JSC Occupational Health Clinic. In addition to conducting job-related exams, routine health screenings, and providing acute care for on-site injuries and illness, she designed the medical protocols and conducted the screenings for select NASA remote duty operations.
Dr. Cagle is a certified FAA Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, is ACLS Instructor qualified, teaches fitness courses. Dr. Cagle is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UTMB, Galveston. . She served on the Volunteer Family Practice Clinical Faculty at the University of California, Davis, California. Dr. Cagle is a lieutenant colonel in the USAF Reserves, currently assigned to the Pentagon Flight Medicine/Special Mission Clinic.
Selected by NASA in April 1996, Dr. Cagle reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1996 to begin two years of training and evaluation. Successful completion of initial training will qualify her for various technical assignments leading to selection as a mission specialist on a Space Shuttle flight crew.
Birth Place: West Point, New York.
Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 10 pilots and 25 mission specialists selected from over 2,400 applicants. 9 additional international astronauts.