WATERVLIET, NY -- Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, presents the Meritorious Service Medal to Col. Theresa VanCort during a recognition ceremony on Friday, Oct. 4. Col. Theresa VanCort, a Clifton Park resident and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, has been picked to serve as Deputy Personnel Officer for the 358,000-member Army National Guard.