|Date of death:||1973|
|Affiliation:||United States Army|
|Rank:||United States Army:|
|Played by:||Samuel L. Jackson|
|First appearance:||Kong: Skull Island|
|Appears in:||1 film|
Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (died 1973) was a United States Army officer.
Packard is the commanding officer of the helicopter squadron which will fly the film's protagonists to Skull Island for an expedition. Angered by Kong killing some of his men during his initial rampage, he goes into a maniacal quest to kill Kong out of vengeance.
As he and the remainders of his squad push on, they encounter and kill a Mother Longlegs and eventually search for Conrad and his team. They try to search for Jack Chapman, who unknown to them has already been eaten by a Skullcrawler. Conrad and his crew try to reason with Packard, convincing him not to kill Kong as his absence would leave the Skullcrawlers alone to lay waste to the island and its natives.
Packard refuses, and traps Kong with explosive charges. Most of his team turn against him, but Packard attempts to try to kill Kong once more. However, he ends up awakening a giant Skullcrawler dubbed 'The Big One', and as he tries to detonate the explosive charges to finish Kong off, the ape crushes Packard to death with his fist.