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