16. Would service in a non-priority agency, such as the U.S. Peace Corps fulfill the service requirement?

Yes.  Many award recipients have fulfilled their requirement in organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Peace Corps, and various other agencies throughout the Federal Government. Each award recipient’s request for service is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and it is entirely the award recipient’s responsibility to establish how a given Federal position has national security implications.