Congrats to Steven Smith, who has recently become a Microsoft Regional Director. Steve is the second (that I know about) .Net community leader to have been deployed to Iraq. He was deployed shortly after I returned from being in Iraq for a year. I was able to give him some tips, and I had the opportunity to meet him in person at Tech Ed.
For those who don’t know, a MS Regional Director is a volunteer who assists the MS developer community in a specific area. If you have a question or issue, call them up. Shoot them an email. They are there to help. If you live in Texas, there are several: Go to this page, http://www.microsoftregionaldirectors.com/Public/rdFindNC.aspx, and search for US – Texas. I’m disappointed that the website is designed so poorly. You can only get to information through form posts, so I was unable to get a link directly to a filtered list.