Valerie Cortez is one of the main characters in Far Cry Instincts.
“The Agency poached Sgt. Valerie Cortez from the U.S. Army's Aviation School, arranging her transfer to Ft. Bragg, where she demonstrated a knack for "extra-judicial action". Over time, Val has become a leading operator on assignments for which official deniability a paramount.”
— Instincts manual