I think I found a good solution for this particular case. I just let the reader remain confused while people run around and do their action/adventure thing in the first chapter. Then in chapter 2 the excitement is conculded and they get personally thanked by a government representative. DW suggested that would be a great time to introduce them to the leader, as well as to the reader.
So, yeah, I just used a Prime Minister as a cheap shill for character introduction. What of it? (LOL!)
Homeschooling father of 10, writing Christian action/adventure novels from my home high in the Rockies.