TOPEKA – Arkansas City veteran Elgin Wahlborg has been appointed to serve on the Veterans Claim Assistance Advisory Board by Gov. Mark Parkinson.
Wahlborg, a veteran who served in the U.S. Army and the Kansas National Guard, is the American Legion nominee for the board. He is also the American Legion’s chief financial officer.
After serving in the military, Wahlborg joined Shelton-Beaty Post 18 where he has been a member for 18 years and earned the Gold Brigade Award for membership. Wahlborg has also served as vice commander and commander of the Third District of Kansas and has been active in veterans affairs.
The Veterans Claim Assistance Advisory Board advises the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs in the implementation and administration of the veterans claims assistance program. The program aims to improve the coordination of veterans benefits counseling in Kansas and ensure that every veteran is served and receives claims counseling and assistance.