Project Patriot was a project designed with the goal of creating an enhanced individual who would serve as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- "The decision was made that the new Director had to be enhanced. No candidate fit that criteria. So we made one."
"You restarted the Erskine program."
"There's no program. Just took a very well-vetted candidate and turned him into the hero and leader that we needed."
- ―Glenn Talbot and Jemma Simmons[src]
After failing to find a suitable candidate, Brigadier General Glenn Talbot created a modified version of Calvin Zabo's Formula, and used it on journalist Jeffrey Mace, who was considered a hero following the Bombing of the Vienna International Centre.